Purple Institute

[March 20 2014]

See our document of the architectural masterpiece “La Scurzuola” in Purple Fashion #21 now online

Hidden in the hills of Umbria, between Rome and Florence, is TOMASO BUZZI’S masterpiece of architectural fantasy, LA SCARZUOLA, begun in 1956 around an abandoned 13th-century Franciscan monastary. This decades-long project has become his aesthetic legacy, continued since his death in 1981 by his nephew, who sees visitors by appointment. French writer Patrick Mauriès decodes the esoteric assemblage of symbols and the accumulation of architectural references that comprise Buzzi’s Ideal City. Photo Gianni Oprandi

Click here to read an extract from Disparates 1, Fragments d’une forêt by Patrick Mauriès and see exclusive photos of La Scarzuola in Purple Fashion #21

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