© Alessandra Chemollo

Carlo Scarpa. Canova Museum Possagno
Gianluca Frediani
Milan: Mondadori Electa, 2016
English, 144 pages, hardcover
ISBN 978-88-918-1070-0
EUR 42.00

With the addition to The Canova Museum of Possagno in 1957, the Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa inaugurates his series of masterpieces and makes it one of his most famous works. Despite of the extensive scientific literature on Scarpa´s oeuvre, the complex historical stratification of the place where it is located has left many questions unanswered. Accompanied by a wide iconographic repertoire, the central essay of Gianluca Frediani examines the historic consistency of the museum and explores the building´s close relationship to the landscape as well as its references to classicism and to the modern movement. The volume, concluded by a brief essay by Susanna Pasquali, is richly illustrated by the fotographic work of Alessandra Chemollo.

Gianluca Frediani is an architect and teaches Architectural Design at the University of Ferrara. Since 2002 he has been professor at the Institute of Urban and Architectural History at Graz University of Technology.