Lecture: 'Propelling Italy into a New Century'
The Institute for the Study of International Expositions presents its 2023 Speaker Series: "New Perspectives on National Pavilions at World Fairs," which focuses on country/region-specific presentations and representations at past world fairs. This ISIE Speaker Series lecture will be held online via Zoom (with previous registration required).
In the wake of the widespread emergence of Art Nouveau as the favored style for many international expositions around 1900, Peter Clericuzio's presentation examines its Italian variant, called the Stile Liberty among other names, which was quickly adopted as corporate emblems. The association of the Stile Liberty on such a massive scale with critical sectors of the developing Italian economy thus ensured its unusual survival as an emblem of Italian modernity to rival futurism until the advent of the fascist era in the 1920s.