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Carlo Scarpa
Author: Robert McCarter

ISBN: 9780714848006
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 30 September 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.0 x 25.0 x 3.4
Description:
Italian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978) is a unique figure in the Modern movement and even today his work continues to challenge accepted notions of modern architecture. While intensely revered as an architect of immense detail and consideration, no comprehensive monograph has been produced on this scale to date - nothing that approaches the breadth and depth covered by this title.

With an illuminating text by Robert McCarter, who has developed a reputation and following for his meticulously researched, experentially-based, and jargon-free accounts of key figures in Modern architecture, this book provides the definitive study of Scarpa's many accomplishments, including such works at the Canova Museum, the Castelvechhio Museum and the Brion Cemetery, among others.

Scarpa possessed an exceptional understanding of raw materials, and from 1933 to 1947, was artistic director of Venini - one of the most prominent producers of Venetian glass - before beginning his career as an architect. His architecture is steeped in the culture of his home city of Venice, and also takes elements from Japanese culture and numerology. To a degree unmatched by any other...

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