Villa Malaparte - Adalberto Libera and Curzio Malaparte
The home for two decades of writer Curzio Malaparte, designed by Adalberto Libera
it "underwent a strange metamorphosis when the writer changed the architect's orginal plan." A site giving Malaparte's biography has this description:
Malaparte's house in Capri, sited on a promontory overlooking the MediterraneanJean Luc Godard, who set his film Le Mepris at the house, declared:
Sea ... has been called the most beautiful house in the world. Casa Malaparte, 28 meters long and 6.6 meters wide, was built on the windy and barren cliff of Massulto. As a manifestation of modern achitecture, it rejected the popular "Capri style." Malaparte worked busily with his house project between 1938 and
1942, and in November 1942 he announced that "the house is about finished..." Actually, it was not. One of his friends later told that Malaparte was always broke, because there was always a wall, or a bathroom, or a window to redo.
Rome is the modern world, the West. Capri represents the world of antiquity, ofThe shot of Brigitte Bardot on the roof of the villa comes from Godard's film.
nature before the advent of civilisation ... In short, the title of Le Mepris
could have been Remembrance of Homer.