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Complexity and contradiction in architecture by Robert Venturi( Book )

148 editions published between 1966 and 2019 in 14 languages and held by 2,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venturi presents his views on architecture as the conscious manipulation of the complexities, contridictions, and ambiguities of urban life in a technologically changing society
Learning from Las Vegas : the forgotten symbolism of architectural form by Robert Venturi( Book )

72 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the architecture of the Las Vegas Strip and examines the role of urban sprawl, advertising, and commercial iconography in contemporary building design
Learning from Las Vegas by Robert Venturi( Book )

38 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in English and German and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is a plea for proper architectural humanity and humility as well as a plan for accommodating the desires and values of ordinary people who are too often being dragged along on architectural ego trips and uplift programs. It is also realistic examination of the American vernacular environment-as-it-is and a reexamination of the goal of architecture and the role of the architect. Learning from Las Vegas is addressed both to directly interested parties--architects and planners--and to the fragmented majority--the innocent bypassers who get gas at a nonpseudocolonial filling station in order to drive home to some architect's monolithic superbrutal apartmented self-monument. And whether they are producers or consumers of buildings and cities, readers will discover in this book a finely argued development of ideas illuminated by numerous and varied illustrations. The book is a delight which will induce either a burst of affirmation or a splendid rage. Venturi, Ms. Brown, and Izenour write that the lessons of Las Vegas for architects of today are as relevant as those of classical Rome were to the past century. Their book is divided into three parts. The first is an illustrated study of the iconography and symbolism of Las Vegas, with special attention to the Las Vegas "Strip"--The road leading from the airport to downtown--which leads to a head-on defense of automobile dominance and what denigrators call "urban sprawl."The middle part generalizes this viewpoint, showing by historical example how the Modern movement has led to an architecture of the Heroic and the Original. The authors prescribe what they believe is an urgently needed antidote: a new modesty, an architectural populism, and an acceptance of the Ugly and the Ordinary. The last part of the book illustrates how the theory is translated into reality: it presents the projects undertaken over the past several years by the firm of which the authors are members, Venturi and Rauch. Robert Venturi, writing about today's architect, states, "I feel the role of prima donna culture hero, even in its modern form as prima donna anticulture antihero, is a late Romantic theme as obsolete for the architect and for the complex interdependencies of architectural practice today as is the 'heroic and original' building for architecture. An architect strong on his own feet does not need this illusory support at the expense of other architects ..." The challenge is clear and forthright. Articles based on earlier versions of material in this book have already caused a great deal of controversy and rethinking. In writing the lexicon of vernacular architecture with an American accent, the authors have been denounced by some established professionals as nonarchitects, even anti-architects. But at the present uncertain point in the development of the Modern movement, it's a useful controversy that could result in a firmer sense of future direction and closer accommodation to social realities
A view from the Campidoglio : selected essays, 1953-1984 by Robert Venturi( Book )

17 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These seventeen essays span thirty-two years in the careers of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. In these careers one can see the inextricable blending of the building of buildings and the building of words. They "look, analyze, synthesize through writing, synthesize through design, then look again." Robert Venturi's Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, published in 1966, has been acknowledged as the most important thinking and writing on architecture since Le Corbusier. It provided a theoretical base for architects to transform architectural design from Modern to contemporary. A leading exponent of the Postmodern, the firm of Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown has been in the forefront of new approaches in architecture and design, combining traditional with modern. And their writing has been viewed as "brilliant and liberating." Paul Goldberger, in The New York Times, says of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown: "They merge a kind of childlike delight with an adult's ironic sensibility, bringing to architecture an attitude not altogether different from that which Lewis Carroll brought to literature." -- from book cover
L'Enseignement de Las Vegas ou le symbolisme oublié de la forme architecturale by Robert Venturi( )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in French and Undetermined and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publié par un couple de jeunes architectes et enseignants qui y sonnent la révolte, Learning from Las Vegas cristallise les débats dans le milieu architectural américain du début des années soixante-dix. Aux constructions imaginaires d'un monde meilleur, l'ouvrage oppose l'observation de la réalité, faisant de la ville existante - ici Las Vegas - un modèle à reproduire, imiter, ou parodier. Il rompt ainsi brutalement avec l'idéologie moderniste où la création architecturale ou urbanistique suppose une tabula rasa, une page blanche, ouvrant la voie à bien des écrits d'architectes qui, depuis, ont inversé le rapport entre théorie et réel
Conversations with architects : Philip Johnson, Kevin Roche, Paul Rudolph, Bertrand Goldberg, Morris Lapidus, Louis Kahn, Charles Moore, Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown by John Wesley Cook( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of the ordinary : Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Associates : architecture, urbanism, design by David Bruce Brownlee( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iconography and electronics upon a generic architecture : a view from the drafting room by Robert Venturi( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Venturi's 'Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture' and 'Learning from Las Vegas' (the latter coauthored with Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour) are among the most influential books by any architect of our era - the one celebrating complexity in architecture, the other the uses of symbolism in commercial and vernacular architecture and signage. This new collection of writings in a variety of genres argues for a generic architecture defined by iconography and electronics, an architecture whose elemental qualities become shelter and symbol. Venturi, who along with his partner, Denise Scott Brown, made the vulgar acceptable and found virtue in the commercial, the kitsch, and the ordinary, is respected equally as a theorist and an architect who communicates his architectural ideas, formal and verbal, with grace and wit. These essays, letters, reports, lectures, manifestos, and polemical texts offer a candid, uncensored view from the drafting room, commonsense responses, urgent and diverse, of a busy architect, in part a reaction against the conceptualizing of architecture today invaded by other disciplines and made obscure. Seven of the essays were coauthored with Denise Scott Brown. The voice is personal, eloquent in expounding on the unglamorous side of practice; sometimes vituperative and corrective in addressing clients, theoreticians, and critics; often amusing and humorous in looking back on past projects and opportunities; instructive in describing early influences and tasts; and reflective in assessing his own impact on the profession. The lead essays can be described as an argument embracing reference and representation in our information age, whose technical basis is truly of our time and whose iconographic basis derives from a long tradition in architecture including hieroglyphic Egyptian pylons, early Christian basilicas, scenographic Baroque interiors, and even eclectic Romantic architecture and twentieth-century electronic signs and displays. The essays include Venturi's 1950 M.F.A. thesis, published here for the first time - a work that foreshadows many of the themes that were later to make him a controversial and ground-breaking architect and writer - and a series of vintage Venturi aphorisms"--Back cover
The Architecture of Robert Venturi by Robert Venturi( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a curious condition of current architectural criticism that Robert Venturi, while acknowledged to be one of the most important theorists of the past quarter century as well as a major American architect, has been only sporadically studied in scholarly and critical essays. In producing an anthology with an eminent line-up of American scholars, Christopher Mead has made a significant step in filling this critical vacuum. The authors assembled here, notes architect Mark A. Hewitt, offer an interpretation that is solidly within the tradition of the Yale-Philadelphia axis, which was so important in the 1960s, when Venturi was doing his major academic and theoretical work. The reader should feel close to Venturi's ideas when reading Vincent Scully's marvelously anecdotal and personally authoritative essay, David Van Zanten's essay, at once an objective analysis and reminiscence of the Princeton program, and Stephen Kieran's reading of the representation elements in Wu Hall. Neil Levine discusses the question at the center of this collection the significance of historical sources in architecture-and Thomas Beeby provides an architect's welcome analysis of the Trubek and Wislocki Houses in Nantucket. -- from book jacket
Architecture as signs and systems : for a mannerist time by Robert Venturi( Book )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The views of Venturi and Scott Brown have influenced architects worldwide for nearly half a century. Pluralism and multiculturalism; symbolism and iconography; popular culture and the everyday landscape; generic building and electronic communication are among the many ideas they have championed. Here, they present both a retrospective of their life work and a definitive statement of its theoretical underpinnings." "Architecture as Signs and Systems is a must for students of architecture and urban planning, as well as anyone intrigued by these seminal cultural figures."--Jacket
Mother's house : the evolution of Vanna Venturi's house in Chestnut Hill( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viva Las Vegas : After-Hours Architecture by Alan Hess( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Soane : an English architect, an American legacy by Murray Grigor( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All great art engages in a dialogue with the past. Architecture is no exception, as this film shows in its examination of the legacy of Sir John Soane (1753-1837), an English architect of rare genius whose influence on a generation of America's foremost architects is profound. Among them, Henry Cobb, Michael Graves, Philip Johnson, Richard Meier, Robert Stern, Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi, all acknowledge their debt to Soane and his idiosyncratic reinterpretations of the architecture of antiquity. This film investigates the influence of antiquity on Soane by following his Grand Tour footsteps through Rome and Sicily, as well as the ways in which his stripped-down classical style helped guide American architects out of the strictures of Modernism. Exquisite footage of Soane's masterpieces, including of his residence museum in London and the Dulwich Picture Gallery, is intercut with detailed views of works by the Americans, including Philip Johnson's Guest House, Richard Meier's Getty Museum, Michael Graves' own residence and Newark Museum renovation, Henry Cobb's Payson Building of the Portland Museum of Art as well as the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery in London, designed by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. Through interviews and guided tours, these architects, along with architectural historians, Charles Jencks and Christopher Woodward, offer unique insight into the ways in which their works refract the genius of Soane. Producer: Edgar B. Howard. Director: Murray Grigor. Editor: Tom Piper. Camera: David Leitner/Tom Piper. Music: Juillard School Students
Learning from La Jolla : Robert Venturi remakes a museum in the precinct of Irving Gill by Hugh M Davies( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban visions : experiencing and envisioning the city by Steven Spier( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern city that was initiated by the great, violent forces unleashed by the industrialisation of Europe in the late eighteenth century is the city we still inhabit today: not so much in its physical form, but in the condition and sometimes affliction of being urban. The question of what kind of city we are trying to have is an urgent one as the world continues its dramatic urbanisation. Urban Visions presumes that an understanding of our urban experience is a prerequisite for envisioning what the city could be. The contemporary city is a place of contested ownership and authorship. This book accepts that visions, which are currently more articulate in disciplines and media other than architecture and planning, need not always be utopian, heroic or grand. But our experience of the city does occur in something material that is designed - be it by architects, planners, or more often and anonymously larger societal or cultural forces. It is an intricate construction in which physical, cultural, commerical, historical, ideological and personal presences can coincide. The city must embrace, and its representations must reflect, the wealth or possible experiences of it. In assembling work by distinguished authors from different disciplines and countries, Urban Visions offers a patient examination of what urban experience is and of the city's necessity, with explicit and implicit propositions about what it could be. -- From cover flap
Lernen von Las Vegas : zur Ikonographie und Architektursymbolik der Geschäftsstadt by Robert Venturi( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in German and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Kahn : silence and light by Michael Blackwood( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the participation of William Jordy, Jonas Salk, Aldo Rossi, Arata Isozaki, Tadao Ando, Robert Venturi, Denise Scott-Brown, Brendan Gill, and others. Narration by Kenneth Frampton. As an architect, educator, and philosopher, Louis Kahn played a prominent role in the history of 20th century architecture. An examination of six of his most significant buildings gives insight to his unique vision: The Salk Institute in La Jolla; the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth; the Center for British Art in New Haven; the library at Philips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire; the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad and the Parliament Buildings of Bangladesh in Dhaka. The visits to the sites are enhanced with historic footage and sound recordings of Kahn
Komplexität und Widerspruch in der Architektur by Robert Venturi( Book )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in German and Undetermined and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Venturi gehört zu denjenigen Architekten, welche die Debatte über die Ästhetik der Architektur durch Schriften und eigene Projekte wieder in Gang gebracht haben. Sein Buch ist ein Plädoyer zur Wiederaneignung des mannigfaltigen Reichtums der Baukunst, ein Damm gegen die Sintflut von Funktionalität und Purismus. In einer Anmerkung zur zweiten Auflage dieses Buches vermerkt Venturi: "Ich schrieb dieses Buch in den frühen 60er Jahren als praktisch tätiger Architekt und versuchte, zu einigen Aspekten der Theorien über Architektur und der Dogmen in der Architektur meinen eigenen Standpunkt zu bestimmen. Heute gelten andere Notwendigkeiten. Ich bin deshalb der Meinung, dass dieses Buch heute wegen seiner allgemeineren Thesen über das Problem der Form in der Architektur aber auch als zeitgeschichtliches Dokument - vorwiegend mit einer historischen, nicht aber einer präskriptiven Absicht verfasst - gelesen werden kann." (Quelle:
De l'ambiguïté en architecture by Robert Venturi( Book )

32 editions published between 1971 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venturi Scott Brown & Associates : on houses and housing by Venturi Scott Brown and Associates( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Learning from Las Vegas : the forgotten symbolism of architectural form
Learning from Las Vegas : the forgotten symbolism of architectural formLearning from Las VegasOut of the ordinary : Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Associates : architecture, urbanism, designIconography and electronics upon a generic architecture : a view from the drafting roomArchitecture as signs and systems : for a mannerist timeViva Las Vegas : After-Hours ArchitectureLearning from La Jolla : Robert Venturi remakes a museum in the precinct of Irving GillUrban visions : experiencing and envisioning the city
Alternative Names
Robert Charles Venturi

Robert Charles Venturi 1925-2018

Robert Venturi

Robert Venturi, 1925-2018.

Robert Venturi ailtire Meiriceánach

Robert Venturi American architect (1925-2018)

Robert Venturi Amerikaans architect

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Robert Venturi amerikansk arkitekt

Robert Venturi architecte américain

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Robert Venturi architetto statunitense

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Robert Venturi arkitekt amerikan

Robert Venturi arkitekto estatubatuarra

Robert Venturi arquitecte estatunidenc

Robert Venturi arquitecto estadounidense

Robert Venturi arquitecto estadounidense (1925-2018)

Robert Venturi arquiteto norte-americano

Robert Venturi arquiteutu estauxunidense (1925–2018)

Robert Venturi US-amerikanischer Architekt

Robert Venturi yhdysvaltalainen arkkitehti

Venturi, R.

Venturi, R. 1925-2018

Venturi, R. (Robert)

Venturi, Robert 1925-

Venturi, Robert Charles.

Venturi, Robert Charles 1925-

Venturi, Robert Charles 1925-2018

Venturi, Robert Charles, Jr., 1925-2018

Роберт Вентури

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벤츄리, 로버트 1925-2018

벤투리, 로버트 1925-2018

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ヴェンチューリ, R

ヴェンチューリ, ロバート

ベンチューリ, ロバート


ロバート・ヴェンチューリ 1925-, アメリカのポストモダンの建築家