There is an evident condition of elective affinity between the museographic design tradition of the great Italian masters from the first post-war period and the designs created in this work environment, from the 1970s to the present, by the Canali Associati studio, which fully represent their ideal evolution. Having always had the chance to act in highly stratified historical architectural contexts, Guido Canali reveals in fact an innate vocation for the historical and material re-reading and for investigating existing buildings, as well as for the interpretation of the act of exhibiting as a significant spatial ordering system. This intellectual inclination paves the way to a very sensitive methodological approach, where every design action is calibrated on the rigorous, though never oppressive, control of the evocative power generated by the interaction between the «valorisation of the unexpressed potential of historical buildings»1 and the development of set-up systems which, in skilfully displaying the collections, also activate the very interpretation of the architectural context.

Guido Canali: the semantic interpretation of displaying

m. Borsotti
2020

Abstract

There is an evident condition of elective affinity between the museographic design tradition of the great Italian masters from the first post-war period and the designs created in this work environment, from the 1970s to the present, by the Canali Associati studio, which fully represent their ideal evolution. Having always had the chance to act in highly stratified historical architectural contexts, Guido Canali reveals in fact an innate vocation for the historical and material re-reading and for investigating existing buildings, as well as for the interpretation of the act of exhibiting as a significant spatial ordering system. This intellectual inclination paves the way to a very sensitive methodological approach, where every design action is calibrated on the rigorous, though never oppressive, control of the evocative power generated by the interaction between the «valorisation of the unexpressed potential of historical buildings»1 and the development of set-up systems which, in skilfully displaying the collections, also activate the very interpretation of the architectural context.
Space of Memory. Commentaires on 21th Century Buildings
978-88-917-9943-2
museum, exhibition design, museology, contemporary architecture
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