Zevi’s architects. History and counter-history of Italian architecture 1944-2000

Exhibition at the MAXXI, Rome, 25 Apr — 16 Sep 2018

The exhibition Zevi’s Architects. History and Counter-history of Italian Architecture is based on the idea of uniting the figure of Bruno Zevi with a significant work designed by an architect or group of architects whom the great historian and critic supported and appreciated throughout his career. The exhibition, staged in collaboration with the Fondazione Bruno Zevi and curated by Pippo Ciorra and Jean-Louis Cohen (it will be at the MAXXI until 16 September), celebrates the centenary of the birth of one of the most eccentric and multifaceted personalities of the 20th century, a man who was able to combine work as a historian, teacher, architect and designer with the role of politician as well as radio and TV broadcaster. In the exhibition historical and biographical material is interwoven with the drawings, photos and models. The account of his life begins in the pre-war years when he attended the Liceo Classico Tasso in Rome, where he took part in the Littoriali, the artistic and cultural contests organized by the Fascist regime, and joined the leftist group headed by Ruggero Zangrandi where the difficult art of criticizing the regime apparently from within was being honed. After this came years of exile as a result of the racial laws, a university education at Harvard and his return, with the foundation of the Association for Organic Architecture which united a renewal of architecture with the needs of reconstruction.

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Exhibition book:

Zevi’s Architects – History and Counter-History of Italian Architecture 1944-2000

List of architects included in the exhibition:

Luigi Agati

Franco Albini

Nello Aprile

BBPR

Vittoria Cafiero

Cino Calcaprina

Leo Calino

Michele Capobianco

Iginio Cappai

Aldo Cardelli

Massio Castellazzi

Luigi Cosenza

Riccardo D’Alisi

Luigi Carlo Daneri

Giancarlo De Carlo

Mario de Renzi

Marcello D’Olivo

VascoFadigatti

Carlo Fegiz

Mario Fiorentino

Wolfgang Frankl

Ignazio Gerdella

Domenci Gimigliano

Enzo Gori

Giuseppe Giorgio Gori

Federico Gordi

Marcello Guido

Franc Helg

Alberto Libera

Ameneo Luccichenti

Pietro Mainardis

Giovanni Michelucci

Carlo Mollino

Vincencio Monaco

Eugenio Montuaori

Riccardo Morandi

Luigi Moretti

Sergio Musmeci

Pier Luigi Nervi

Francesco Palpacelli

Luigi Pellegrin

Renzo Piano

Massimo Pica Ciamarra

Achille Pintonello

Gino Pollini

Ludovico Quaroni

Leonardo Ricci

Mario Ridolfi

Aldo Loris Rossi

Maurizio Sacripanti

Pietro Sartogo

Leonardo Savioli

Carlo Scarpa

Paolo Soleri

Studion Transit

Michele Valori

Vittorano Vigano

Anniblae Vitellozzi

Enzo Zacchiroli

MAXXI Rome – Link to exhibition

July 19, 2020