While on the subject of Carlo Scarpa, I had forgotten that he was responsible for the design of Frescoes from Florence, the exhibition at the Hayward Gallery held in 1969 as a thank-offering to the British for the help that they had given after the floods of 1966. He stayed at the Ritz, bought shoes from Lobb, and was taken by Stefan Buzas with whom he worked on the design of the exhibition to see the Soane Museum. ‘His lightning-quick eye made him understand the purpose of our visit, and the contact between two so closely related spirits was immediate’.
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I wish I’d seen the Frescoes exhibition. It must have been wonderful.
What is it about English hand-made shoes? He bought Lobb and Evelyn Joll, of Agnew’s, bought Wildsmith, which because he had smaller feet than his son, William, he left to me with whom he had worked closely on my MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES book.