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Casa Malaparte

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Curzio Malaparte
 
location Capri
function private house
contributed by Apers

Casa Malaparte (Villa Malaparte) is a house on Punta Massullo, on the eastern side of the Isle of Capri, Italy. It was build between 1938 and 1942, first designed by Italian architect Adalberto Libera for Curzio Malaparte (also Kurt Erich Suckert). Malaparte actually rejected Libera's design and built the home himself with the help of local stonemasons. Casa Malaparte is a red masonry box with reverse pyramidal stairs leading to the roof patio. On the roof is a free standing curving white wall of increasing height. It sits on a dangerous cliff 32 meters above the sea overlooking the Gulf of Salerno. Access to this private property is either by foot from the Town of Capri or by boat and a staircase cut into the cliff. The house has been restored and much of the original furniture is still there.

 

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Naomi says:
In order to understand the house, as it is an introspective house, you should read Malaparte’s books such as “Donna come me”, “Fughe in prigione” and Malaparte ‘s life, his backround his surrealistic influences in Paris (such as de Chirico, Savinio), “Du coté de chez Malaparte “ (by Raymond Guerin). A house like me (by Michael Mc Donough).
Amsterdam, Netherlands 17-Oct-11
Naomi says:

Amsterdam, Netherlands 27-Jul-09
Diego says:
Esta obra no es de Adalberto Libera. Es de Curzio Malaparte, el que fuera dueño hasta su muerte.
02-Jan-09
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Casa Malaparte
Address
Via Pizzo Lungo 18
Italy
Project is not public!
Opening hours Please respect the owners privacy, and do not attempt to visit the house beyond the fence. The house is private and belongs to the family of Kurt Erich Suckert (Malaparte).
How to get there? The house can only be reached by traversing the island. The last 20 min walk is over private property, belonging to family of Kurt Erich Suckert (Malaparte). It takes 1,5 hour to walk there from Capri's Piazzetta at the summit of the funiculare from the Marina Grande. Visitors can see the house not entering the private property but walking on the Pizzolungo path (that goes around the island up to the grotta di Matermania and arco Naturale).
Completion 1942
ArchitectCurzio Malaparte
Client Curzio Malaparte
 
Project ID 1033
Latitude/Longitude 40°32'49N 14°15'33E
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