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John Guidici, Capedro (AKA Capidro)

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  • Location:

    San Mateo, California, USA (Map)

  • Status:

    Non Extant

  • Artist:
  • Materials:

    cement, ceramic, pebbles, shells, statues, tiles, toys

About the Artist/Site

A retired gardener, Guidici began ornamenting his Menlo Park home in 1932, beginning with a small fish pond in the back. Over the next 40 years, he surrounded the pond with elaborate arches, rooms, caves, waterfalls, ponds, shrines, and walls, all painstakingly decorated with pebbles, shells, tiles, and other collectibles pressed into a cement and sand mixture. Known as Capidro, this well-ordered site is no longer extant. California Historical Landmark #939. 

~ Jo Farb Hernández

SPACES Archive Holdings

4 folders: clippings, correspondence, images

Related Documents

Postcard for John Giudici exhibition, 1987

Letter to Mary Young from Rob Selway, 9/22/1977

Timeline and site info for Capedro, 1991

Timeline for Capedro, 1990

Letter to Michael Giudici from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 10/19/1990

Letter to Wanda Corn from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 1/9/1991

Letter to David Neuman from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 1/11/1991

Letter to David Neuman from Helene Fried, Helen Fried Associates, 1/8/1991

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Tony (May?), 2/6/1991

In Homage to John Giudici

notes about various contacts

note about Tad Sterling

Letter to Rene di Rosa from Robert A. Rees, UCLA Extension, 2/5/1991

Letter to Rene di Rosa from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 2/10/1991

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Valerie Mendoza, 10/15/1987

note to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Tony May, 10/9/1987

memo to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Tony May

Letter to Tony May from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 9/17/1987

Letter to Valerie Young from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 10/23/1987

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Valerie Young, 7/14/1987

Letter to Mary Young from SPACES/Susan Alderson Hoffman, 5/20/1981

Letter to Tony May from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 7/27/1987

Letter to Tony May from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 6/3/1986

Letter to Tom (Tony) May from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 2/7/1986

business card for Michael’s Volcano Company

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Michael Henderson

Letter from Michael Henderson

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Mary (Poza?)

Letter to John Giudici from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 9/22/1976

copy of application for a certificate of arrival, 9/20/1940

copy of passport

Letter to Mary Young from Dr. Knox Mellon, Office of Historic Preservation, 10/3/1977

Letter to Mary Young from Dr. Knox Mellon, Office of Historic Preservation, 11/15/1977

Certificate-change of residence notice and travel permit, 8/16/1942

Instructions for change of residence notice

Declaration of intention, 8/28/2012

Instructions for declaration of intention

Copy of Certificate of identification, 8/28/2012

Copy of passport, 4/5/2012

Discharge papers

Agreement of Exchange, deed transfer from John Giudici to Pete Nielsen

Travel allowances paid

Brief bio of John Giudici

Timeline for Capedro, 12/1988

Copy of personal booket

Copy of shooting booklet

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Tony May, SJSU, 9/1/1987

Flyer for “Documenting Capiddro” exhibition, 1987

Invitation to enroll, 1908

Birth certificate, 8/26/2013

Map and site information

Not Exact Address
San Mateo, California, United States
Latitude/Longitude: 37.443596 / -122.179378

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