“Rationalism on Set” Glamour and Modernity in 1930s Italian Cinema

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.


"Rationalism on Set" © Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

“Rationalism on Set” © Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art


A selection of vintage photographs will be complemented by film clips, 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. Rationalism on Set runs at London’s Estorick Collection from 18 April until 24 June 2018. (more…)