Addis Goldman

  • picks July 08, 2020

    Casa Malaparte: Furniture

    In the filmic imaginary, Casa Malaparte in Capri, Italy, famously registers the domestic ennui at the heart of Jean-Luc Godard’s Le Mépris (1963). Conceived in its entirety—from the layout to the furnishings—by Italian novelist, political journalist, and diplomat Curzio Malaparte, the iconic structure is a matchbox-shaped, Pompeian-red stucco dwelling perched on a promontory shrouded in vegetation and encircled by the aquamarine waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. A spectacle of landscape architecture, the home, built between 1937 and 1942, offered an ambitious vision of Italian modernism. Yet its