The M.V.M. Cappellin Glassworks and the Young Carlo Scarpa

The M.V.M. Cappellin Glassworks and the Young Carlo Scarpa is a new publication in the series “Le Stanze del Vetro”, a project on Venetian glassmaking in the 20th century, from a successful partnership of the Fondazione Cini and Pentagram Stiftung.

This sumptuous book from the renowned Skira publishing company is associated with the autumn exhibition in Venice, with its artistic focus on the history of master glassmaker Muranesi Cappellin & C. (which Giacomo Cappellin founded after parting from Paolo Venini and the V.S.M. Cappellin Venini & C.) This became one of the most significant glass manufacturers due to its association with a young architect, Carlo Scarpa. The works range from elegant transparent glass to those pieces offering colour and texture. There are simple architectural forms and examples of softer and more organic shapes. There are concept sketches, along with photographs of finished glassware.

Catalogue of the complete works

The entire extensive output of Cappellin, open between 1925 and 1931, is presented, but with particular emphasis on the contribution of architect and glass designer Carlo Scarpa and his work of the 1920s. The book also considers exhibitions of Cappellin in both Paris and the United States. Edited by Marino Barovier, this volume includes the catalogue of the complete works by Carlo Scarpa for Cappellin, and is a remarkable document for collectors, students and dealers in fine and noteworthy glass.

The M.V.M. Cappellin Glassworks and the Young Carlo Scarpa has over 400 pages and 900 images. The book charts the history of Murano glassmaking. It offers a wealth of information on glass design and will be a worthy resource not only for students majoring in glass design but also for those who are fascinated by glass as art or as functional and practical items. This substance has captured the imaginations of artists, designers and craftsmen for generations. The book illustrates the continuing allure.


The M.V.M. Cappellin Glassworks and the Young Carlo Scarpa

Published by: Skira Editore

Price: £65.00

ISBN-13: 978-8857239255

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