Scarpa's rearrangement of the ground floor and garden of the sixteenth century Palazzo Querini Stampalia is a lesson in contemporary intervention, demonstrating the architect's supreme ability to weave the new into the old. Influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, Japanese architecture and the Venetian tradition, Scarpa combines a mastery of form with an inventive juxtaposition of materials. One notable feature of the foundation is its garden, which uses water in an inspired way and takes advantage of the rising and lowering of the Venice tide. Inside, Scarpa has created a striking exhibition space where the play of light creates chiaroscuro effects. The ensemble results not only in a perfect interaction of tradition and modernity, but also a reinterpretation of the phenomena of Venice, city of Scarpa's birth.
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, London, 1993. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-library from a university library with the usual stampings, markings, and barcodes. Softcover volume bound into library hardcover binding. Rubbing and edgewear to boards and spine. Underlining in pencil throughout text. Interior is bright, and binding is intact and straight. No dust-jacket. Codice libro della libreria PASTPAGE078828I
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, 1994. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020714828483
Descrizione libro Phaidon Inc Ltd, 1993. Condizione libro: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice libro della libreria 9780714828480-3