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The Architecture of Carlo Scarpa: Recomposing Place, Intertwining Time, Transforming Reality

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The Architecture of Carlo Scarpa: Recomposing Place, Intertwining Time, Transforming Reality

Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978) was a unique figure among second generation Modern architects, being at once deeply embedded in the archaic and anachronistic culture of Venice, and at the same time transforming this ancient place by weaving the most Modern of spatial conceptions into its material fabric. Scarpa stood in two worlds, the ancient and the modern, the particular historical place and the larger contemporary world, and through his work he forever joined those two worlds, constructing works that integrate, engage and transform their place. Robert McCarter is a practicing architect, author, and the Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis. He has taught at University of Florida, Columbia University, and four other schools. His architectural practice has constructed 25 works since 1982. He is the author of 23 books, including Carlo Scarpa (Phaidon 2013). McCarter was an International Exhibitor in the 2018 Venice Biennale of Architecture, and was named one of the “Ten Best Architecture Teachers in the US” in 2009. He is probably the pre-eminent scholar on Scarpa's life, career and work, as well as an elegant, intelligent and highly interesting person. In his own words: "Architecture is unquestionably among the most difficult of disciplines, balanced as it is between the incommensurable demands of art and science and being the most public of acts, requiring participation of many to realize, yet often originating in the single individual’s poetic vision at the beginning. "

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