Carlo Scarpa: Glass of an Architect

Author: Marino Barovier, Carlo Scarpa
Hardcover: 340 pages
Publisher: Skira (April 1, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 888118382X

ISBN-13: 978-8881183821
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 1.3 x 11.2 inches

The celebrated Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa viewed glass as raw material for experimentation and research, and was challenged by this vastly suggestive age-old art. Now back in print, this beautifully-designed volume represents the first catalogue raisonné of Scarpa's entire glass output. It features over four hundred artistic glass pieces executed by the great architect between 1927 and 1947 for the Murano glassmaking firms of Giacomo Cappellin and Paolo Venini . The works represent an important part of the early years of his activity: over three hundred pieces, often unique prototypes, which reveal Scarpa's exceptional designing inventiveness. The incredible variety of typologies and decorative types include the lattimi , the a incalmo series, the Phoenician decoration to other famous styles such as tessere and a bollicine .

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