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Relearning From Las Vegas

Author : Aron Vinegar
ISBN : 9780816650606
Genre : Architecture
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Evaluates for the first time one of the foundational works in architecture criticism. Immediately on its publication in 1972, Learning from Las Vegas, by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour, was hailed as a transformative work in the history and theory of architecture, liberating those in architecture who were trying to find a way out of the straitjacket of architectural orthodoxies. Resonating far beyond the professional and institutional boundaries of the field, the book contributed to a thorough rethinking of modernism and was subsequently taken up as an early manifestation and progenitor of postmodernism.

I Am A Monument

Author : Aron Vinegar
ISBN : 9780262220828
Genre : Architecture
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Learning from Las Vegas, originally published by the MIT Press in 1972, was one of the most influential and controversial architectural books of its era. Thirty-five years later, it remains a perennial bestseller and a definitive theoretical text. Its authors—architects Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour—famously used the Las Vegas Strip to argue the virtues of the "ordinary and ugly" above the "heroic and original" qualities of architectural modernism. Learning from Las Vegas not only moved architecture to the center of cultural debates, it changed our ideas about what architecture was and could be. In this provocative rereading of an iconic text, Aron Vinegar argues that Learning from Las Vegas is not only of historical interest but of absolute relevance to current critical debates in architectural and visual culture. Vinegar argues that to read Learning from Las Vegas only as an exemplary postmodernist text—to understand it, for example, as a call for pastiche or as ironic provocation—is to underestimate its deeper critical and ethical meaning, and to miss the underlying dialectic between skepticism and the ordinary, expression and the deadpan, that runs through the text. Vinegar's close attention to the graphic design of Learning from Las Vegas, and his fresh interpretations of now canonical images from the book such as the Duck, the Decorated Shed, and the "recommendation for a monument," make his book unique. Perhaps most revealing is his close analysis of the differences between the first 1972 edition, designed for the MIT Press by Muriel Cooper, and the "revised" edition of 1977, which was radically stripped down and largely redesigned by Denise Scott Brown. The dialogue between the two editions continues with this book, where for the first time the two versions of Learning from Las Vegas are read comparatively.

Robert Venturi And Denise Scott Brown

Author : Kester Rattenbury
ISBN : 0415434149
Genre : Architecture
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Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown revisit their 'infamous' book which overturned the barriers separating high architecture from the commercial architecture of the Strip. You can get involved, hear the couple's project description, see the drawings and join in the crit.

Learning From Las Vegas The Forgotten Symbolism Of Architectural Form

Author : Robert Venturi
ISBN : 0262220156
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Learning From Las Vegas

Author : Robert Venturi
ISBN : 026272006X
Genre : Architecture
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Surveys the architecture of the Las Vegas Strip and examines the role of urban sprawl, advertising, and commercial iconography in contemporary building design

Las Vegas In The Rearview Mirror

Author : Martino Stierli
ISBN : 9781606061374
Genre : Architecture
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An illustrated reevaluation of the seminal architectural manifesto Learning from Las Vegas. It explores the significance of this controversial publication by situating it in the artistic, architectural, and urbanist discourse of the 1960s and '70s, and by evaluating the book's enduring influence of visual studies and architectural research.

Learning From China

Author : Carl Fingerhuth
ISBN : 3764369434
Genre : Architecture
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The powerful social and cultural transformations of recent decades as expressed in the shape and form of the city need to be examined and reviewed. New methods and procedures in urban planning and a new relationship between town and land are urgently required. Learning from China calls to mind that seminal work of the post-modern, Learning from Las Vegas, and relates the principles of Taoist thought and action to the perspectives for a new urban design beyond that of today, truly post modern.

Architecture As Signs And Systems

Author : Robert Venturi
ISBN : 0674015711
Genre : Architecture
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Two architectural theorists and designers look back over their influential professional careers, their dedication to broadening the view of the built world, and their iconoclastic vision of the future of architectural design, discovering signs and systems that point forward toward a humane Mannerist architecture.

Iconography And Electronics Upon A Generic Architecture

Author : Robert Venturi
ISBN : 0262720299
Genre : Architecture
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This new collection by influential architect/writer Robert Venturi argues for a generic architecture defined by iconography and electronics, an architecture whose elemental qualities become shelter and symbol. Essays include Venturi's 1950 M.F.A. thesis, a work that foreshadows many of the themes that were later to make him a controversial and ground-breaking architect and writer. 92 illustrations.

Las Vegas Studio

Author : Hilar Stadler
ISBN : 3858817643
Genre : Architecture
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Since it was first published in 1972, Learning from Las Vegas has become a classic in the theory of architecture and one of the most influential architecture texts of the twentieth century. The treatise by Robert Venturi (*1925), Denise Scott Brown (*1931), and Steven Izenour (1940–2001) enjoys a reputation as a signal work of postmodernism in architecture and urban planning. Yet none of the book's editions have ever featured high-quality color images of the field research the authors conducted to illustrate their argument. Las Vegas Studio, originally published in 2008, was the first book ever to present these significant photographs in large color reproductions. Now available again in a new paperback edition, this unique book features 102 of these iconic images and film stills, alongside essays by Swiss scholars Stanislaus von Moos Martino Stierli that explore how the pictures contemplate the phenomenon of the modern city. Also included is a discussion by curator and critic Hans Ulrich Obrist with Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and Swiss artist Peter Fischli that speaks to the strong and lasting influence these images still have on contemporary art and movies. A unique opportunity to experience the full intent and import of the Learning from Las Vegas project,Las Vegas Studio continues to appeal to architects, architectural historians, and scholars alike.

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