Richard Murphy and Carlo Scarpa

Richard Murphy is the author of three books on the Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa 1906-1978).
His researches into the work of the Venetian Architect, Carlo Scarpa, at the Castelvecchio, Verona began in 1986 and culminated in exhibitions in Edinburgh, London and Verona, a book "Carlo Scarpa and Castelvecchio" published in 1990 by Butterworth Heinemann and in Italian by Arsenale in 1991 and countless lectures on six continents. He has also written a book on Scarpa’s "Palazzo Querini Stampalia" in Venice in the Phaidon Architecture in Detail series and published in 1993, also published in Japanese by Dohosha. He presented a film for Channel 4 on Scarpa directed by Murray Grigor which was first broadcast in 1996.
His most recent book is the titanic monograph on Scarpa's work at the Castelvecchio which has been described as “a masterpiece” by Professor Robert McCarter, ” brilliant and exhaustive” by Kenneth Frampton and “the essence of architecture” by Hugh Pearman. The Italian version of the book is due to be published in May 2024.

Carlo Scarpa and Castelvecchio Revisited (English Language Edition)
By Breakfast Mission Publishing
Published 16 October, 2017
384 pages, fully illustrated

"Such an intense and sustained investigation of one building and one architect by another is rare: Murphy’s dedication to Scarpa and the Castelvecchio is absorbingly interesting. This is a search for the absolute essence of architecture, conducted with exemplary scholarship and lifelong enthusiasm." Hugh Pearman, Editor, RIBA Journal.
Copies of the book can be ordered here.

Rivistando Carlo Scarpa E Castelvecchio (Edizione in Lingua Italiania)
By Breakfast Mission Publishing 
Pubblicato 24 maggio, 2024
384 pagine, interamente illustrate

"Una ricerca così intensa e prolungata concentrata su un solo edificio e di un architetto da parte di un altro è rara: la dedizione di Murphy a Scarpa e a Castelvecchio è profondamente avvincente. Questa è una ricerca dell’essenza assoluta dell’architettura, condotta con esemplare competenza ed entusiasmo perpetuo." Hugh Pearman, Editor, RIBA Journal.
Le copie del libro possono essere ordinate qui.


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