Rationalism on Set: Glamour and Modernity in 1930s Italian Cinema

By Valeria Carullo

This catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition Rationalism on Set: Glamour and Modernity in 1930s Italian Cinema, curated by Valeria Carullo, held at the Estorick Collection in 2018.

This exhibition explores a little-known period of Italian cinematic history, highlighting the strong Modernist influence apparent in the set designs created for a number of romantic comedies during the inter-war years. A selection of vintage photographs is complemented by sketches and contemporary periodicals sourced from the Cineteca Nazionale, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (Rome), the Cineteca di Bologna, the Museo Nazionale del Cinema (Turin) and the RIBA Collections.

The catalogue includes a selection of works featured in the exhibition, as well as an essay by Valeria Carullo, Exhibition Curator and RIBA Photographs Curator.

Approx £12.95 / $16

Related Products

Blade Runner screenplay book

As seen in:

Director: Ridley Scott

By Terrence Ryan

Shop Now

Verner Panton: The Collected Works

Designer: Verner Panton

By Hanne Horsfeld (Editor, Contributor), Mathias Remmele (Contributor), Sabine Epple (Contributor), Poul Hvidberg-Hansen (Contributor), Barbel Birkelbach (Contributor)

Vitra Design Museum

Shop Now

The Art and Soul of Dune

As seen in:

Designers: Patrice Vermette, Zsuzsanna Sipos

Director: Denis Villeneuve

By Tanya Lapointe

Insight Editions

Shop Now

Making Living Lovely by Russell Whitehead & Jordan Cluroe (book)

By Russell Whitehead & Jordan Cluroe founders of 2LG Studio

Thames and Hudson

Shop Now

The Girl Before (book, audiobook, kindle)

As seen in:

Director: Lisa Brühlmann

By JP Delaney

Ballantine Books

Shop Now