“Between landscapes and history” Wright and organic architecture at IUAV, two exhibitions at the Tolentini

The exhibition aims to illustrate the reception that Frank Lloyd Wright’s lesson and the “organicist” conception had within the IUAV from the post-World War II period.

 

La Dome House di Paolo Soleri a Cave Creek in Arizona, foto di Bruno Morassutti,1949 Archivio Eredi Morassutti

La Dome House di Paolo Soleri a Cave Creek in Arizona, foto di Bruno Morassutti,1949 Archivio Eredi Morassutti

 

Some concomitant facts contributed decisively to the development of an original and multifaceted tendency: the presence in the School directed by Giuseppe Samonà of a historian such as Bruno Zevi – of which the centenary of his birth occurs -, the arrival in Venice of Wright and the task attributed to him to design the Angelo Masieri Memorial on the waters of the Grand Canal, the role of “mediator” of the American master’s thought played by Carlo Scarpa, a brilliant, influential and already established architect.


 

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“Between landscapes and history”
26 June – 9 October, 2018
Università Iuav di Venezia, Tolentini, Gallerie del rettorato e Aula Magna
Santa Croce 191, Venice
Italy

 


In this context – and in an absolutely unique and unrepeatable cultural ferment – precious talents developed, as can be seen in the section dedicated to 16 eminent figures that constitute a tangible panorama of the design skills that the “season” expressed. The photographic section dedicated to the journey to the United States (1949-50) by Bruno Morassutti is another extraordinary (and up to now unknown) proof of the attraction that Wright, Soleri and the new American landscapes exercised in that precise historical phase.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright, Paesaggio desertico da Taliesin East Fellowship Complex, foto Bruno Morassutti, 1950 Archivio Eredi Morassutti

Frank Lloyd Wright, Paesaggio desertico da Taliesin East Fellowship Complex, foto Bruno Morassutti, 1950 Archivio Eredi Morassutti

 

Villa Bortolotto a Cervignano del Friuli, Angelo Masieri1950-52 Collezione Archivio Progetti Iuav

Villa Bortolotto a Cervignano del Friuli, Angelo Masieri1950-52 Collezione Archivio Progetti Iuav

 

The variety of the exhibited materials, from the drawings to the photographs, to the films, to the publications, to the didactic materials of the courses held at the IUAV, undoubtedly makes the idea of ​​a complex production, rich in inspiration and interpretative modalities.

 

Villa Morassutti a Jesolo, Bruno Morassutti, Angelo Mangiarotti, 1950-57 Archivio Bruno Morassutti, Archivio Progetti Iuav

Villa Morassutti a Jesolo, Bruno Morassutti, Angelo Mangiarotti, 1950-57
Archivio Bruno Morassutti, Archivio Progetti Iuav

Venezia 1962. Magazzini portuali per fertilizzanti, progetto per la tesi di laurea di Iginio Cappai e Antonio Foscari, relatore prof. arch. Franco Albini-Dettaglio Archivio Iginio Cappai e Pietro Mainardis, Archivio Progetti Iuav

Venezia 1962. Magazzini portuali per fertilizzanti, progetto per la tesi di laurea di Iginio Cappai e Antonio Foscari, relatore prof. arch. Franco Albini-Dettaglio Archivio Iginio Cappai e Pietro Mainardis, Archivio Progetti Iuav

 

It constitutes the testimony of what was imagined and realized in a School of architecture that – “unique” in Italy – demonstrated the ability to elaborate ideas closely linked to the international debate, knowing how to inscribe in the landscapes of the North-East Italian with conviction and with confidence in the development of a renewed planning and social experience of modernity.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright, Controluce presso Walter House in una foto di Bruno Morassutti, 1949 Archivio Eredi Morassutti

Frank Lloyd Wright, Controluce presso Walter House in una foto di Bruno Morassutti, 1949 Archivio Eredi Morassutti

Il pikup cassonato trasformato da Bruno Morassutti in un camper durante il viaggio in America Archivio Eredi Morassutti

Il pikup cassonato trasformato da Bruno Morassutti in un camper durante il viaggio in America Archivio Eredi Morassutti

 

coordinatore scientifico: Renzo Dubbini. comitato scientifico: Roberta Albiero, Giulio Barazzetta, Renzo Dubbini, Serena Maffioletti, Angelo Maggi, Alessandro Colombo e Valentina Morassutti (Bruno Morassutti Project). in collaborazione con Bruno Morassutti Project. Gallerie del Progetto – Civici Musei di Udine. con il patrocinio di Comune di Udine Fondazione Bruno Zevi Comitato nazionale per le celebrazioni del centenario della nascita di Bruno Zevi

 

Palazzo Telve e il palazzo delle Poste a Cortina d'Ampezzo, Edoardo Gellner, 1953-55, Modello 1:100 Archivio Edoardo Gellner, Archivio Progetti Iuav

Palazzo Telve e il palazzo delle Poste a Cortina d’Ampezzo, Edoardo Gellner, 1953-55, Modello 1:100 Archivio Edoardo Gellner, Archivio Progetti Iuav

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