Abitare No. 467

Siena & Rome

An excerpt from an article by Vittorio Savi

[ … During the years of the mid-twentieth century, notwithstanding the before and after, the culture of exhibition design was enriched by specific aesthetic theories, particular monographs, and appropriate design philosophies.

The design process underwent impressive development, which was by no means unjustified; on the contrary, it can be explained by a steadfast commitment by all involved to tackle what now seems to be a problem of staging.

Every area must be staged, even if it is just a fraction of cyberspace, to form a genuine narrative, whatever the article is to be displayed; either a work of art wounded by a judgment of its value, or a common object imbued with practical value, or… ]

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