CARLO SCARPA. LE FORME DELLA LUCE DOPPIA
Defined as “hidden idol” by Giulio Paolini in the brief opening text of the volume, Carlo Scarpa is represented as inventor of rythms, experimenter of techniques and front man of a language which is not only architectural.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Repetto Gallery in London (curated by Marco Arosio and Paolo Repetto, 26th September– 26th October 2018), the catalogue traces some of the artist’s visions, from the manufacturing of Venini and Cappellin glasses, to the sculptures and the famous Cavalletto, Negozio Olivetti, Complesso monumentale Brion ending with tavolo Sarpi, Cornaro armchair and drawings dated from the Thirties to the Seventies. The Eastern world, the Japanese one, the ancient one of the Greek temples, “light” and “water” elements, with his reverberations, color, rhythm and incalculabe harmony of his buildings lines are just some of the topics examined in the texts of the catalogue, which is completed with a vast photographic repertoire and the artist’s biography.