Maria Ida Talamona

Università di Roma Tre

A synthesis of the arts: the artistic experiments of Le Corbusier and Costantino Nivola in New York and Amagansett 1946–1955

2014-2015: Fall

Marida Talamona is a professor in History of Architecture in the Department of Architecture at the Università degli Studi Roma Tre and Director of the European Master’s Degree in History of Architecture. Her studies focus primarily on twentieth century architecture in Italy and France. She is the author of Casa Malaparte (Milan: Clup 1990), recipient of the International Architecture Book Award assigned by The American Institute of Architects (1993) and the Prix du Livre d'Architecture (1996) from the Académie d'Architecture in Paris. She has published essays in Italian and international magazines and collective volumes on the work of L. Figini and G. Pollini, G. Pagano Pogatschnig, A. Libera and L. Moretti, and on the role of Adriano Olivetti in the reconstruction of Southern Italy. She has obtained a PhD in History and Conservation of Art and Architecture with a thesis examining the relationships between Le Corbusier and Italian artistic culture between the two World Wars. She has been curator of the exhibitions L’Italia di Le Corbusier at MAXXI- Rome (October 2012-February 2013) with the accompanying catalogue (Milan: Electa 2012) and Building an Idea: McKim, Mead & White and the American Academy in Rome, 1914-2014 at American Academy in Rome ( May-June 2014), also with the accompanying catalogue (Pistoia: Gli Ori 2014).

Member of the Conseil d’Administration de la Fondation Le Corbusier

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