Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978) is a unique figure in the Modern movement and his work in fact challenged, and continues to challenge, accepted tions of modern architecture. While several books have been published on the subject of Scarpa, the majority narrow in their focus, comprehensive mograph has been produced to date and certainly t approaching the breadth and depth proposed here 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. This book will provide the definitive study of Scarpa's many accomplishments, including such works at the Cava Museum, the Castelvechhio Museum, the Brion Cemetery, among others.
Robert McCarter is a practicing architect and Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, since 2007. He taught previously at the University of Florida, where he was Director of the School of Architecture from 1991-2001, and Columbia University, among others. He has written for numerous international publications and his books include Louis I. Kahn (2005); On and By Frank Lloyd Wright: A Primer of Architectural Principles (2005); Frank Lloyd Wright (1997); Unity Temple (1997) and Fallingwater (1994), all by Phaidon Press. He is also the author of Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References (2012) and Frank Lloyd Wright: Critical Lives (2006).