Robert McCarter, the Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture will present the Architecture Faculty Lecture. McCarter will provide an overview of the career and works of the architect Carlo Scarpa (1906-78), a unique figure among second-generation Modern architects, at once deeply imbedded in the archaic and anachronistic culture of Venice, yet simult aneously transforming that ancient city by weaving the most modern spatial conceptions into its material fabric. At once ancient and modern, Scarpa joined these two worlds by constructing an interpretation of architectural preservation, renovation, and intervention that integrates, engages, and transforms its historical place. Scarpa's architecture is fundamentally based in the light, space and material sensibility of his place, and his earliest designs were for the Murano glass fabricators Cappellin and Venini, an engagement of the traditional culture of Venice.
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