Maria Antonietta Crippa
The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1986, English
Nonfiction, Architecture
ISBN: 9780262031172

From the Publisher. Carlo Scarpa (1902–1978) belongs to the generation of Italian architects working in a period when political conditions placed severe restrictions on architectural expression. Yet Scarpa's achievements surpassed anything else being done in Italy between the wars and exemplified the best work done in the "Rationalist" tradition. This book considers the full spectrum of Scarpa's work, concentrating especially on his museum projects. It closely follows Scarpa's complex, multidimensional personality, covering the vicissitudes of his career, his ideas and their relationship to those of the modern masters, his cultural milieu, and his unique architectural contribution, which is imbued with a profound feeling for craft.

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Juergen Riehm

Scarpa’s work and sensitivity toward the preexisting condition and history has greatly influenced our work.

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