By Marino Barovier
This volume reconstructs the fifteen years of the remarkable artistic collaboration between Carlo Scarpa and the Venini glass-making company, from 1932 to 1947. The featured pieces represent a significant part of Scarpa’s early creative activity. Often prototypes or one-offs, the objects are a testament to Scarpa’s extraordinary inventiveness and are made with a great variety of techniques and decorative approaches.
This book made possible by the intense research carried out especially at the glass-making company’s recently rediscovered historical archive. Scarpa’s work with Venini is illustrated in about six hundred works divided into the different types of glass used (and sometimes invented) by Scarpa in order to breathe life into his refined creations.
Many original drawings and period photographs have been published here for the first time, providing an accurate account of one of the most important phases in the golden age of 20th-century Venetian glass-making.
The volume was published on the occasion of the Venice exhibition organized by the Fondazione Cini and Pentagram Stiftung.
Milan, 2012, 28.5cm x 30cm, illustrated, 486pp. Hardback.