One of the most masterful works of Carlo Scarpa in Venice, photographed with acute sensitivity by Prosdocimo Terrassan
Over one hundred fine photographs to document the project of renovation of the ground floor and garden of the 16th-century palazzo chosen by Giovanni Querini Stampalia as the home of his Foundation in Venice. The work done by Carlo Scarpa from 1961 to 1963 restores the rich details and materials of the conference room and garden of the Foundation. A range of refined solutions, from the multicolored marble floors to the segments of washed concrete, the walls in slabs of cross-cut Travertine to the glass surfaces, the structure in iron, brass and teak of the entrance walkway to the gold inserts of the Istria stone block that separates the conference room from the walkways, not to mention the sculpted labyrinth of the pool in the garden. The volume also includes a selection of drawings and working sketches made by Carlo Scarpa for the interiors and the courtyard of the building.