Carlo Scarpa: Intervening with History, 1953-1978

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Between 1953 and 1978 the Italian architect Carlo Scarpa produced an incredibly varied range of works that challenge our notions of what modern architecture might be. Foremost in that work was the need to reconcile a wholehearted embrace of the new with the longstanding traditions of local craft and of universal practice to create an architecture that would clearly express its own machine-driven times without abandoning the psychic and sensual forces of place, materiality, and memory. Carlo Scarpa, Architect: ...
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Between 1953 and 1978 the Italian architect Carlo Scarpa produced an incredibly varied range of works that challenge our notions of what modern architecture might be. Foremost in that work was the need to reconcile a wholehearted embrace of the new with the longstanding traditions of local craft and of universal practice to create an architecture that would clearly express its own machine-driven times without abandoning the psychic and sensual forces of place, materiality, and memory. Carlo Scarpa, Architect: Intervening with History illustrates, through abundant reproductions of Scarpa's drawings, the ways the architect created a dialogue with light, space, and architecture within the historic fabric of Italian cities. Presenting these projects as they exist today, the patient eye of contemporary photographer Guido Guidi deepens our understanding of this timely approach to architectural dialogue.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781580930352
  • Publisher: The Monacelli Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 10.31 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Three Museums: Photographs 19
History, Craft, Invention 39
Project and Portfolio Notes
Palazzo Abatellis 45
Canova Plaster Cast Gallery 59
Museo di Castelvecchio 67
Veritti House 89
Olivetti Showroom 95
Palazzo Querini Stampalia 101
Banca Popolare di Verona 109
Brion Family Tomb 125
The Brion Family Tomb: Photographs 153
Thinking with the Eyes 205
The Art of Display 217
The Renewal of the Castelvecchio 227
Scarpa Today 237
Notes 249
Selected Bibliography 251
Index 252
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