Carlo Scarpa (Phaidon Reprint)

Robert McCarter

Phaidon, 2024 (reprint of 2013 and 2021)


Italian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978) was a unique figure in the Modern movement and even today his work continues to challenge accepted notions of modern architecture. The architect possessed an exceptional facility in the deployment of material and his work is steeped in the culture of his home city of Venice, while also engaging concepts from modern art and architecture. Scarpa stood in two worlds, the ancient and the modern, and his architecture, so representative of time and place, is particularly shaped by the experience of the inhabitant. This book provides an extraordinary exploration of Scarpa’s work, taking the reader through analysis of process and design as well through tailor-made, experiential ‘walk-throughs’ of over 15 critical projects. While intensely revered as an architect of immense detail and consideration, no comprehensive monograph has been produced on this scale to date – nothing that approaches the breadth and depth covered by this title.

This book on CARLO SCARPA provides the definitive study of Scarpa’s many accomplishments, with an illuminating text by Robert McCarter, who has developed a reputation and following for his meticulously researched, experentially-based, and jargon-free accounts of key figures in Modern architecture. Over 350 images and architectural drawings of Scarpa’s projects give life to the text. Illustrations cover architecture and design; local environments, from Venetian canals to the northern Veneto; and influences, from Frank Lloyd Wright to Paul Klee. In addition, a complete list of all realized and unrealized works serves to make this an unrivalled monograph on one of the universally recognized masters of modern architecture.


ISBN: 9781838662929

288 pagina's, illustraties in kleur & z/w, 29,5 x 25,5 cm, hardcover, Engels