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Modern Eclecticism: Carlo Mollino: Architect & Storyteller

With Carlo Mollino: Architect and Storyteller, Michelangelo Sabatino presents the first carefully researched and comprehensive study of Mollino’s distinctive Italian Modern Movement architecture.

$15 (1 hr)

Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, Book Signing, Presentation, Talk, AIA Continuing Education

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Interior designer, photographer—architect: Carlo Mollino was a legendary figure in 20th-century art and design. With Carlo Mollino: Architect and Storyteller, Napoleone Ferrari, President, Museo Casa Mollino in Turin, Italy, and Michelangelo Sabatino, Professor and Director of the PhD Program at the ITT College of Architecture, offer the first carefully researched and comprehensive study of Mollino’s architectural work drawing on rich archival materials, as well as Mollino’s own writings. 

Although none of Mollino’s designs were mass-produced, they command extraordinarily high prices among collectors of twentieth-century furniture and are part of the collections of major design museums. Others recall Mollino for his large secret stash of erotic Polaroids, taken through the 1960s and found after his death. These photos have been the subject of several exhibitions and have inspired fashion designers, including Jeremy Scott, who drew on them when creating a recent collection for Moschino.

Much less attention has been devoted to Mollino’s contribution to architecture. Mollino realized relatively few projects, however his contributions to architecture—and particularly the modernist movement—are both significant and distinctive due to Mollino’s strong affinity with surrealism.   Shown will be built and unrealized projects, including masterpieces like the Teatro Regio and the Torino Chamber of Commerce and early, lesser-known works like the Torino Horse Riding Club and the Lago Negro chairlift station in the Italian Alps.  An overdue tribute to an extraordinary personality of twentieth-century architecture.  A book signing follows the presentation.

This event qualifies for 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit (LU).


Things to Know
This event is for ages 12 and older.
The entrance to the Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office, adjacent to the Palm Springs Art Museum's North Parking Lot.
Ample free public parking is available in the multi-level public garage across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.

Event Check-in Location 
Annenberg Theater,  Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N. Museum Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Photo Credits: 
Casa Mollino

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