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The Scarzuola. Montagabbione. Italy..The Scarzuola is the surreal construction projected by Tomaso Buzzi, architect, artist and man of culture among the most important in the 20th century. It arises in Montegiove, in the municipality of Montegabbione (Tr). It is built adjacent to a convent of the '200 founded by St. Francis. Tomaso Buzzi bought it in 1957 and nearby built up an ideal city, marking out a symbolic new-illuminist path, referred to  esoteric knowledge and personal intuitions. The Scarzuola is formed by facilities grouped in seven theater scenes, as a metaphor for the life of each. When he passed away, in 1981, the property goes to his nephew, Marco Solari who continues to build, using the projects left by the uncle; today is practically done. Tomaso Buzzi is an outstanding figure in the italian culture; at the end of the 20's he founded the magazine  Domus with Giò Ponti, where he writes until 1937; in 1932 he is the artistic director of Venini of Venice; in that period participates at several editions of the Biennale with his creations; in the 30's he projects some districts in Milan. In 1936, after enactment of racial laws, he dissociates from fascism and begins a path of professional independence; he became the most important architect of the Italian upper middle class and nobility. He also worked abroad; at the beginning of the 50's he was charged by the Italian government to restore the embassies in northern Africa and in the middle east. The present owner, Marco Solari, is his nephew. He came into possession of the area after 1981, he decides to establish there to finish the works of the Architect using the drafts he inherited. He will be not able to add anything to the external facilities because of the constraints of the supervision since the 70's. Therefore the Scarzuola, based on the first Italian illustrated poem ?Hypnerotomachia Poliphili?, is nothing else but a initiatory journey inside ourselves where we can find places, shake as theater s
The Scarzuola. Montagabbione. Italy..The Scarzuola is the surreal construction projected by Tomaso Buzzi, architect, artist and man of culture among the most important in the 20th century. It arises in Montegiove, in the municipality of Montegabbione (Tr). It is built adjacent to a convent of the '200 founded by St. Francis. Tomaso Buzzi bought it in 1957 and nearby built up an ideal city, marking out a symbolic new-illuminist path, referred to esoteric knowledge and personal intuitions. The...
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