After having visited Scarpa’s work in Venice for years, Aaron Betsky ventures north this year to finally experience the architect’s famous Brion Cemetery. This remarkable private cemetery can be found in the small Italian village of San Vito D’Altivole, the birthplace of Giuiseppe Brion for whom this monument was. tomba-brion. Carlo Scarpa’s Brion Tomb in Altivole. Near Asolo, the reign of the queen Catherine Corner, there is a small village called Altivole Its cemetery is.
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Carlo Scarpa was one of the second generation of Modern architects — however, as a son of Venice, he was sympathetic to that city’s archaic culture, and made his name through a number of commissions and renovations in which he used Modern methods and spatial concepts to transform Venice, rather than crudely obliterate its ancient identity.
He understood that the past is not dead and that we in the present must engage and intertwine with it. Scarpa did not confine himself to Venice, however. Indeed, perhaps his most visited and famous work was the last he completed in his lifetime — the Brion Cemetery at San Vito D’Altivole, a small village not far from the Dolomite Mountains.
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When Brion died inhis family bought a large, L-shaped piece of land around the existing village cemetery in which to house his tomb. Between andcarll created a cmeetery that was not only a fitting memorial but in its deployment of light, form and space, also a place for the living to engage in contemplation. This is particularly evident in the magnificent meditation pavilion, set in a large square pool surrounded by a concrete wall and a band of coloured tiles.
It is painstakingly designed to guide our eye around its perfectly juxtaposed features — the ideal salute from one ingenious craftsman to another. If you want to know more check out our Carlo Scarpa monograph in the online store.
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