Casa Malaparte

Karl Lagerfeld


Steidl, Göttingen, 2015. 2nd Edition. Hardcover with Illustrated Dust Jacket. 56pp., 9.5 x 12.25 inches.

Out of Print. In like new condition. 

Few modern buildings embody antique beauty and mythical magic like Casa Malaparte, designed by the controversial Italian journalist, 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.

Karl Lagerfeld visited the site for five days in November 1997 and took a series of Polaroids, which were subsequently transferred to Arches mold-made paper and published in book form by Steidl.