Il Girasole. A House Near Verona

A Film by Christoph Schaub and Marcel Meili

A Film by Christoph Schaub and Marcel Meili

Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess

A film directed by Christoph Schaub and Marcel Meili.    With Essays by Marcel Meili and Christoph Schaub
48 pages | 13 color plates, 5 halftones, 4 figures | 6 x 8 | © 2010
Cloth w/ DVD $45.00 ISBN: 9783858819062 Published November 2010 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

On the slope of a hill in northern Italy’s Po Basin stands Casa Girasole. Built in the early 1930s by the Italian architects Angelo Invernizzi and Ettore Fagiuoli, this villa exemplifies the Italian style Futurismo in architecture. But what makes Casa Girasole truly extraordinary is its ability to follow the sun across the sky, rotating using an electric motor and providing its occupants with a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape.


The award-winning documentary film Il Girasole. A House Near Verona offers an inside look into Casa Girasole, guiding audiences across the grounds and through the various rooms of the villa, which has been entirely preserved in its original state. Filmmaker Christoph Schaub and architect Marcel Meili provide not just a history of this architectural feat but also a survey of the period in which it was conceived.


The DVD is complemented by a booklet with introductory essays and illustrations and will appeal to anyone interested in twentieth-century architecture.

Contents
Combined German/English Edition

Villa Girasole—The Dream of the Moving House
    Marcel Meili
The State of Motion—A Talk with Marcel Meili and Christoph Schaub

Short Biographies
Contributors and equipment
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