Carlo Scarpa: 1906-1978; A Poet of Architecture

Carlo Scarpa: 1906-1978; A Poet of Architecture

by Sergio Los
     
 

A Poet of Architecture

Carlo Scarpa (1906–1978) was never fully appreciated during his lifetime. Instead, his work was dismissed as being "just" art, and only after his death did people begin to understand the exceptional quality of his oeuvre. This book shows the development of his individual architectural language by linking

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A Poet of Architecture

Carlo Scarpa (1906–1978) was never fully appreciated during his lifetime. Instead, his work was dismissed as being "just" art, and only after his death did people begin to understand the exceptional quality of his oeuvre. This book shows the development of his individual architectural language by linking aspects of the arts with architecture. From his sensitive consideration of the urban context, to the composition of stunning details; the author manages to give the reader an insight into this outstanding architect’s work. In particular, Scarpa’s exhibition designs illustrate his extensive knowledge of materials and ability to solve complex structural problems. Meanwhile, Scarpa designs like the Castelvecchio Museum in Verona have become a Mecca for those seeking the ultimate refinement in exhibition design and elegant restoration.

About the Series:

Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Architecture Series features:

  • an introduction to the life and work of the architect
  • the major works in chronological order
  • information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions
  • a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings
  • approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783836507288
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Sergio Los (b. 1934) studied architecture in Venice. He worked in the office of Carlo Scarpa from 1964–1970, gaining deep insights into various projects and Scarpa's working methods. In 1967 he wrote the first monograph on Scarpa, the first of his many books, and from 1968 taught at the Faculty of Architecture at Venice University, while running an architectural practice with Natasha F. Pulitzer in Venice, Padua and Milan.

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