Carlo Scarpa (Hardcover)

Carlo Scarpa Cover Image
By Robert McCarter (Editor)



The definitive monograph on a celebrated Italian architect, Carlo Scarpa includes more than 350 photographs, sketches, and architectural plans, along with in‐depth walk throughs of over 15 key projects such as the Central Pavilion in the Giardini of the Venice Bienniale, the Olivetti Showroom in St. Mark's Square, the Canova Museum, and the Brion Cemetery. A cult figure with mass appeal, Scarpa was heralded by architectural luminaries such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Kahn. Today, Scarpa's work is more relevant than ever.

About the Author

"Robert McCarter is a practicing architect and Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, since 2007. He taught previously at the University of Florida, where he was Director of the School of Architecture from 1991-2001, and Columbia University, among others. He has written for numerous international publications and his books include Louis I. Kahn (2005); On and By Frank Lloyd Wright: A Primer of Architectural Principles (2005); Frank Lloyd Wright (1997); Unity Temple (1997) and Fallingwater (1994), all by Phaidon Press. He is also the author of Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References (2012) and Frank Lloyd Wright: Critical Lives (2006)."

Praise For…

"With 350 images and drawings, Carlo Scarpa documents the architect’s dramatic modernism – the sweeping red staircase of his Banca Popolare in Verona, his sleek concrete‐and‐wood Olivetti showroom in Venice – even as it celebrates his poetic vision." – ELLE Décor

Product Details
ISBN: 9780714848006
ISBN-10: 071484800X
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: September 30th, 2013
Pages: 288
Language: English