Scarpa Carlo

In 1926 he was awarded a diploma as professor in architectural drawing by Venice’s Accademy of Fine Arts.
His first projects were commissioned by Murano’s glass idustries, giving him the opportunity to experiment with glass. From 1934 to 1947 Scarpa was artistic director of Venini, one of the most prominent glass manufacturing firms of Venice. His experimentations on details will become an important feature of his future carrier.
In 1948 Scarpa began working for the Venice biennale, a major contemporary art exhibition that takes place every two years. In 1956 he received the Olivetti award for his achievments in the field of architecture. Scarpa was also a renowned professor – teaching at Venice’s Istituto Universitario di Architettura, where he also was director, from 1971 to 1974.
Scarpa died in Sendai, Japan on November 28, 1978, in an accident.
He never obtained a degree in architecture, but was awarded an honorary degree in 1978, putting an end to all the controversies regarding his work’s legitimacy.

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