Carlo Scarpa

ISBN: 9783822821114
Artist(s): Carlo Scarpa
Author(s): Sergio Los
Format: paperback
Year published: 2003
Publisher: Taschen
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 176
Illustrations: Illustrated in colour throughout


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Carlo Scarpa was a virtuoso of light, a master of detail, a connoisseur of materials. In his lifetime he was often dismissed as “merely” an artist who also wanted to build. Today, however, it is clear that his own brand of Modernism made him one of the 20th-century architectural greats. Scarpa taught at the Venice architectural faculty. Over a period of three decades he designed exhibitions in London, Paris, Rome and Milan, and regularly for the Biennale in Venice, his native city. The major contributions to his fame, though, were museum projects such as the Gipsoteca Canoviana in Possagno and the Museo di Castelvecchio in Verona.


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