Carlo Scarpa

Author(s): Sergio Los; Serigo Los; Klaus Frahm (By (photographer))


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 Information

General Fields

  • : 9783822894415
  • : Taschen GmbH
  • : Taschen GmbH
  • : 1.07048
  • : April 1993
  • : .68 Inches X 8.99 Inches X 11.78 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sergio Los; Serigo Los; Klaus Frahm (By (photographer))
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 176