Designing 007: Bond’Style Displayed At The Barbican Centre

Eugenia Gotti – Architecture Department Editor –

Where : London, Barbican Centre 

Exhibition: Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style

A new James Bond 50th anniversary exhibition is open at London’s Barbican Centre since 6 Jul until 5 Sep 2012.
“Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style” is designed by Ab Rogers and curated by the Barbican, whit guest-curated by Oscar winning Bond designer Lindy Hemming and fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave.

James Bond, code name 007 was created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short story collections. When in 1962 Eon Productions, released the first cinema adaptation of an Ian Fleming novel, Dr. No, featuring Sean Connery as 007, the character has become very popular.

The exhibition takes the opportunity to show the changes in society, style and taste from the 60’s, whit the released of the first film to the released of the last one Quantum of Solace 2008, featuring the british actor Daniel Craig as 007.

The exhibition explore the craft behind the screen icons, the secret service and villains, tailoring and costumes, set and production design, automobiles, gadgets and special effects, graphic design and motion graphics and exotic locations.

Designing 007 will transform the Barbican, taking the audience on a journey – a ‘making of’ and presentation of Bond style over 50 years.
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About the Author

My career started studying classic literature and humanities, after that, I chose to attend the college of Architecture in the University of Trieste, Italy, my hometown and the Escuela Superior de Arquitectura in the Politecnico of Valencia, Spain.
When I came back to Italy, I collaborated as tutor in the IUAV (University IUAV of Venezia) and in the University of Trieste.
In 2011, I started working as architect in London, meanwhile I joined the Posi+tive Magazine's architectural department as editor.
In 2012 I began a new activity, as co-founder of zero40lab, an architecture laboratory in Italy.

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