Tomba Brion di Carlo Scarpa, San Vito di Altivole

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Tomba Brion di Carlo Scarpa is located in San Vito di Altivole. Put Tomba Brion di Carlo Scarpa into our San Vito di Altivole travel itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • A mystical place. There are no words to describe the atmosphere that was able to recreate shoe in this project. Even laymen like me can appreciate the refinement and attention to detail that make every nook and corner of this place worthy of admiration.
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  • We visited the Brion Tomb, perhaps the most famous of the architect Carlo Scarpa, a couple of months away from visiting other his works (the Olivetti showroom and the fondazione Querini-Stampalia), located in Venice, his native city. The tomb was commissioned from the renowned architect from Kenroy Brion, widow of Joseph Brion, entrepreneur, creator, and owner of the Brionvega. The entrance to the tomb is immediately visible, once crossed the threshold of the cemetery of San Vito di Altivole, which occupies a sizable portion, located on its borders. The entrance introduces the "Propylaea", IE the porches in front of the area of the "Temple" designed by the artist; already from here, letting your gaze and dwelling on details, you can see the symbolism that will recur repeatedly in the following path: the interlocking circles, the mosaics, the canals, the water symbol of life, the jaggies so common in works of Scarpa, the stylized mazes. By Propylaea continue the visit to "the Maccabees" (typical architecture of funerary monuments in Roman times), beneath which lie the sarcophagus of the spouses Brion, inclined and prosthesis towards each other; the ceiling brings colorful, iridescent mosaic tiles, while on the floor are rows of black and white chequered cards. Going further, you arrive at "kiosk", below which are housed the tombs of relatives; a special feature of this structure is the fissure in the ceiling, which symbolizes the possibility afforded to the soul of the dead to ascend to heaven. Continuing the visit, we come to the Chapel, almost entirely surrounded by water; Here also, jagged edge below the water surface and the portion of the ceiling above the altar. You can return, at this point, on the lawn at the Propylaea, to go to the "Pavilion of meditation", which is also surrounded by water and designed with features reminiscent of a Japanese garden. A curiosity: Scarpa died of an accident (fell off a ladder while he was in Tokyo), before the mausoleum was completed, some time later, thanks to his designs; his tomb for his express wish, is located immediately outside the perimeter wall of the Brion Tomb.
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  • A discovery almost by chance, but definitely amazing. Brion's tomb is a beautiful example of modern architecture, but alas too little valued and preserved--as too often happens in Italy.
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