Almost ten years after the first edition, published to mark the reorganization of the Venetian palazzo, seat of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Electa is reprinting the book devoted to the work of Carlo Scarpa and presenting an edition in English.
More than 100 signed photographs documenting the reorganization of the ground floor and the garden of the 16th-century palazzo left by Giovanni Querini Stampalia as the seat of his foundation in Venice.
The work, executed by Carlo Scarpa between 1961 and 1963, restored the wealth of detail and material which characterize the conference room and the garden of the foundation.
A repertoire of unusual solutions ranging from polychrome marble floors to the squares of washed concrete, from walls in slabs of travertine cut off at the top to the surfaces in cut glass, from the iron, glass and teak structure of the entrance bridge to the gold inserts in the block of Istrian stone separating the hall from the walkways, and the marble basin carved in the shape of a maze in the garden.
The book ends with a selection of studio drawings and sketches executed by Carlo Scarpa for the interiors and the courtyard of the building.