Karl Lagerfeld: Modern Italian Architecture

Karl Lagerfeld: Modern Italian Architecture

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From the renowned Karl Lagerfeld comes a beautifully slip-covered collection of photographs documenting two feats of modernist Italian architecture. The first is Italian author Curzio Malaparte's Casa Malaparte, a 1937 villa built into a jutting cliff in Capri. With its antique beauty and singular character, Casa Malaparte was a fitting setting for Godard's 1963 Contempt. Lagerfeld used Polaroid transfers on a special paper to reproduce his 1997 photographs, which explore the home's interior, furniture and integration with its environment. The second volume, The House in the Trees, focuses on an extraordinary building in a small village near Rome. On a small piece of land surrounded by dilapidated warehouses and uninhabited buildings sits La Casa Albero Nella Pineta di Fregene, designed by the architect Perugini in 1967. A pinnacle of experimental architecture, the wood, concrete and glass-enclosed space has very few doors, and Lagerfeld's photographs artfully document the subtle architectural splendor.