2 Dec 2016

Antonio Sant’Elia and the architecture of his time

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Friday, December 2 from 9a.m to 6.30p.m and Saturday December 3 from 9.30a.m to 5.30p.m

Florence, ex Royal Palace of the Station of Santa Maria Novella

The close two centenaries of the launch of the manifesto L’Architettura futurista (1914) and the death of Antonio Sant’Elia (1916) have brought attention to the most significant and discussed figure of Italian architecture of the early twentieth century. In Florence, where the manifesto of futurist architecture in the form of a leaflet was immediately published by the magazine “Lacerba”, will be held on 2 and 3 December the international conference Antonio Sant’Elia and the architecture of his time, organized by the Department of Architecture of the University, the Foundation and the Order of Architects and the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut , which promoted it in agreement with other institutions and museums (Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Rome; Comune di Como; Fondazione Michelucci, Fiesole; Fondazione Primo Conti, Fiesole; Gabinetto scientifico-letterario G.P.Vieusseux, Florence; Museo Novecento, Florence; Soprintendenza Archeologia Belle Arti e Paesaggio per le province di Como, Lecco, Monza Brianza, Pavia, Sondrio, Varese).

The conference that will draw on the contributions of scholars of futurism, avant-garde and Italian architecture of the early twentieth century from twelve Italian and foreign universities and other prestigious cultural institutes, intends to deviate from the image of a Saint Elijah solitary prophet of the new architecture and the city of the future, forged and popularized since the 1930s by the enthusiastic promotion of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.

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