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Catalog: FALL 2015 p. 114   

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Karl Lagerfeld: Casa Malaparte

Edited by Gerhard Steidl, Eric Pfrunder. Text by Karl Lagerfeld.

Featured image is reproduced from <i> Karl Lagerfeld: Casa Malaparte</i>.Few modern buildings embody such modernist beauty and mythical magic as Casa Malaparte, designed by the Italian poet and novelist Curzio Malaparte in 1937 as a home for himself, and later made famous by Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 film Contempt, starring Brigitte Bardot. "No place in Italy has such a wide horizon to stare at, nor such a depth of feeling," wrote Malaparte of the locale in Capri where he erected the Casa. "A site only for strong men and for free spirits.… Here, in this wilderness, I am the first one who will build a house."
Karl Lagerfeld visited the site for five days in November 1997 and took a series of Polaroids, which he subsequently transferred to Arches moldmade paper. First published in 1999 (and later as a slipcased edition with House in the Trees), this beautifully printed book is now made available again as a single-volume edition.

Featured image is reproduced from Karl Lagerfeld: Casa Malaparte.

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Michelle Van Der Veen

You have to engage with this book to totally get it. And even when it seems to be very thin with just 56 pages there is a lot to discover in it.

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Giulia Mutti

beautiful photographic book

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/7/2015

The Maddest Dream a Man Could Make: Casa Malaparte

The Maddest Dream a Man Could Make: Casa Malaparte

"It’s the maddest dream a man could make and realize," Karl Lagerfeld writes in his collection of photographs of Capri's infamous Casa Malaparte. "Paradise is found here, on this little piece of interdicted, inaccessible private rock. There is a feeling of immortality difficult to explain.
The house has no garden. The high mountains behind show only their granite faces and the sea surrounds the three other sides of the lower rock the place is built on, looking like a part of a forgotten aircraft carrier abandoned there. You can not feel at home here. Malaparte is still too present—in every room—in every corner. The house lies there as if life had leaked away, intending to return, but nobody knows when. When we had to leave, it rained again. The sky gave the impression that the night wept. We had to walk back for more than 50 minutes to the nearest lived-in house. On our way we counted 396 steps. We left behind this magical place sleeping in unseen arms of power and memory." continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/6/2015

Not Built for Mortal Men: Karl Lagerfeld's Photos of Casa Malaparte

Not Built for Mortal Men: Karl Lagerfeld's Photos of Casa Malaparte

In 1997, Karl Lagerfeld spent five days photographing the 1937 Italian architectural masterpiece, Casa Malaparte with a Polaroid camera. "The weather was bad—the sky like lead—but the enchantment was there... Storm and rain gave a feeling of Deluge, ready to sweep the house away. During our stay the sun shone only for one short day… The moon, when it came out, slid down the famous stairs leading to the flat roof of the house—the magic terrace floating high above the sea. It’s an absent, mystic house that has gone to rest. It was nearly lost but found again. It has a sovereign unconcern for everything down to earth. It was not build for mortal men ... There are still many scars of despair and time. But you don’t see them, you only listen to the sea. The beauty of the landscape suffocates the eye at any season." continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/5/2015

Karl Lagerfeld: Casa Malaparte

Karl Lagerfeld: Casa Malaparte

In his gorgeous new book of photographs of the ideosyncratic Italian Modernist architectural masterpiece, Casa Malaparte, Karl Lagerfeld writes, "The 'Casa Malaparte' is a vision of a man with no visible influences. Built in the thirties, it has nothing in common with the Italian architecture of those days. It’s also untouched by the then so influential ideas of the Bauhaus—but it is still absolutely modern. There is no other house like this in the world. When he 'created' this house (and nobody knows what the architect Adalberto Libera exactly contributed to this project) he thought perhaps that this place should be the continued evidence of his love of the beauty of Capri and the mediterranean world. It was built for future times— whether they would like it or not. It’s a kind of inevitable inheritance. Nothing can befall this masterpiece whose deep sources are interior. Goodbye to any classic standard of houses and the way we are used to look at them." continue to blog


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