di Roberta Martinis – Francesco Magnani – Traudy Pelzel
The book allows you to get to know a work by Scarpa that has remained shrouded in mystery until now and to deal with a thorny and current theme, that of the restoration of the most significant works of contemporary architecture. Scarpa restored the house between 1964 and 1968, for Loredana Balboni, collector and art market, widow of Francesco Pasinetti, director of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome and sister of Letizia, wife of Michelangelo Antonioni, who made it a meeting place for writers, artists and directors, and a treasure trove of works of art. The architect equipped an extraordinary luminous telescope for the rooms and works of art that connects the front on the garden of the house to that on the Grand Canal. He used stone materials modeled with extreme care and wall coverings made using traditional techniques and the most gifted Venetian craftsmen. After the death of Loredana Balboni, in 2008, the house became part of the availability of a new owner, who promoted the necessary restoration, with the aim of completing it in the most accurate way. The work carried out allowed us to know every single aspect of the building, to highlight all the solutions used by Scarpa, to restore the spaces to their admirable brightness and transparency. The emblematic history of Casa Balboni is highlighted by Roberta Martinis on the basis of careful archival research, which led to the publication of many unknown drawings, while Francesco Magnani and Trudy Pelzel explained, using extensive photographic documentation, how they intervened to restore it.
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