Carlo Scarpa and Castelvecchio Revisited by Richard Murphy
The screen wall placed between the external space created for the Cangrande statue and the first room of the final galleries on the first floor has three functions. Firstly it is Scarpa’s way of filling the void between outside and inside created by his dramatic demolition. Secondly on the outside are steel framed burnt pitch pine panels which form a background for the statue; and thirdly it forms a special enclosure for the five paintings “I Politicci” by Cavazolla. Note how it appears to be free standing with a slice of light between it and the stucco luccido soffit. Magagnato called it an abstraction of an altar piece. It is another reminder of the indivisibility of the art, architecture and history of the building in Scarpa’s creation.
This book has been described as “A masterpiece” by Professor Robert McCarter,” Brilliant and exhaustive” by Kenneth Frampton, “The essence of architecture” by Hugh Pearman and “This book is simply amazing.....One could open this book at any page and appreciate its format, clarity and beauty. I think it will reward endless encounters.” John Klingman, New Orleans University.
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