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Carlo Scarpa: Glass of an Architect

£38.00

ISBN: 9788881183821
Artist(s): Carlo Scarpa
Author(s): Marino Barovier
Format: hardback
Year published: 1998
Publisher: Skira
Publisher Location: Milan
Total Pages: 304
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout

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The celebrated Venetian architect Carlos Scarpa viewed glass as raw material for experimentation and research, and was challenged by this vastly suggestive age-old art. Now back in print, this beautifully-designed volume represents the first catalogue raisonné of Scarpas entire glass output. It features over four hundred artistic glass pieces executed by the great architect between 1927 and 1947 for the Murano glassmaking firms of Giacomo Cappellin and Paolo Venini. The works represent an important part of the early years of his activity: over three hundred pieces, often unique prototypes, which reveal Scarpas exceptional designing inventiveness. The incredible variety of typologies and decorative types include the lattimi (milk-white opaque glass), the a incalmo(grafted) series, the Phoenician decoration to other famous styles such as tessere (mosaic-like pieces) and a bollicine (tiny bubbles).

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