Casa Malaparte the villa I fell in love when I visited Capri for the first time in May 1992 with my hubby 💘
And I revisited Casa Malaparte in a hot August day of 2012 with @mahmutanlar
when I took this photo after a 2 hours walk 🚶🏼♀️under the August sun 🌞
Built in 1938 by the architect Adalberto Libera in Punta Massullo on Capri, is considered to be one of the best examples of Modern Italian architecture. 🏚🏚🏚🏚
The house, a red structure with inverted pyramid stairs, sits 32 meters over a cliff on the Gulf of Salerno. It is completely isolated from civilization, only accessible by foot or by boat
🚤🚶🏼♀️🚤🚶🏼♀️🚤🚶🏼♀️ The house was commissioned by the Italian writer, Curzio Malaparte whose eccentric character eventually led him to dominate the design process, causing serious conflict with Libera. Malaparte wanted the house to reflect his own personal character and become a place for solitary contemplation and writing.
He once said: "Now I live on an island, in an austere and melancholy house, which I built myself on a lonely cliff above the sea. [It is] the image of my desire."
After the death of Curzio Malaparte in 1957 the house was completely abandoned, spending much of the twentieth century in a state of total disrepair. In 1961, Jean-Luc Godard shot his acclaimed film Le Mépris in Villa Malaparte. In this film, the architecture takes on a leading role and becomes closely linked to the script of the film. #casamalaparte #capri #island #italy