Carlo Scarpa, Castelvecchio, Verona

Book Description

The Museo di Castelvecchio was developed on the bombed ruins of the Scaligery family's medieval castle in Verona. First commissioned to redesign the oldest section of the building, Scarpa was later asked to complete the museum. The work is a monument to Scarpa's sensibilties about time and place. According to critic Nory Miller he »achieved an extraor-dinary coexistence involving architecture of different centuries, including this one ... without the crutches of neutral glass linkages, uniform materials, or historical references ...« Indeed, the symbiosis between Scarpa's work and the surviving fabric is such that differences are hardly apparent.

About Carullo, Valeria

Valeria Carullo is curator of the Robert Elwall Photographs Collection in the Royal Institute of British Architects, Paola Marini is director and Alba Di Lieto curator of the Musei d'Arte Monumenti of the city of Verona. Richard Bryant is one of the best-known architectural photographers, working all over the world.