Bianca Albertini
Alessandro Bagnoli
The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1992, 1989, English
Nonfiction, Architecture
ISBN: 9780262011075

From the Publisher. The authors take a close look at what makes Scarpa's work important today. They discuss his interest in imagery, regionalism and the techniques of the artist and craftsman; his fascination with the play of light, air, water, and earth; the ease with which he drew from literature and art; and his translation of these widely varied sources into beams and pillars, joints and molding, fixtures and furniture. Scarpa, combined evocative fragments and vernacular expressions to produce an architecture of sensuality during a time when minimalism was the style of choice.

Each of the eight chapters takes up a thematic element: support, connections and links, juncture and articulation, closure and aperture, solid and void, molding and profiling, surfaces, transparency. Each theme is illustrated with color and black-and-­white photographs and drawings, many previously unpublished. A concluding catalogue provides technical information on all the works or details selected to illustrate these thematic elements.

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David Piscuskas
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