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Venturi, Robert

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Complexity and contradiction in architecture by Robert Venturi( Book )

173 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu ji shi jian zhu ping lun de yi zhong chang shi, you shi yi zhong bian jie, ji jian jie di dui zi yi zuo pin de jie shi
Learning from Las Vegas : the forgotten symbolism of architectural form by Robert Venturi( Book )

75 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,707 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
A view from the Campidoglio : selected essays, 1953-1984 by Robert Venturi( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Architecture of Robert Venturi by Robert Venturi( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geïllustreerde opstellen over het werk van de Amerikaanse architect (geb. 1925)
Out of the ordinary : Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Associates : architecture, urbanism, design by David Bruce Brownlee( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 489 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
Architecture as signs and systems : for a mannerist time by Robert Venturi( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 438 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 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lernen von Las Vegas : zur Ikonographie und Architektursymbolik der Geschäftsstadt by Robert Venturi( Book )

49 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 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 Marlais Davies( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Kahn : silence and light by Louis I Kahn( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 153 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 )

20 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in German and English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De l'ambigüité en architecture by Robert Venturi( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 132 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 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour at Acadia Summer Arts Program by Marion Boulton Stroud( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pritzker Architecture Prize 1991 : presented to Robert Venturi by Robert Venturi( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aprendiendo de las Vegas : el simbolismo olvidado de la forma arquitectónica by Robert Venturi( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1968, un grupo de tres profesores y varios estudiantes de la escuela de arquitectura de la Yale University emprendieron un viaje a Las Vegas con el fin de llevar a cabo un proyecto de investigación sobre el análisis formal de la arquitectura de la peculiar ciudad del estado de Nevada. El resultado se materializaría cuatro años más tarde con la publicación de Aprendiendo de Las Vegas, un libro que agitó el mundo académico del momento y supuso un punto de inflexión radical en la historia y la crítica de la arquitectura. Siguiendo la estela de la tradición de libros de viajes escritos por arquitectos, Aprendiendo de Las Vegas documenta e investiga la dispersión urbana y los métodos de representación de la capital del entretenimiento. Venturi, Scott Brown e Izenour estudiaron detenidamente el simbolismo de una ciudad que había crecido en medio del desierto de Mojave a una velocidad jamás vista hasta entonces, una ciudad espejismo cuyas vallas publicitarias de neón y la extraordinaria baja densidad urbana conformaban, especialmente de noche, una suerte de espacio urbano de ficción. Con su análisis los autores ampliaron el uso dado hasta entonces a las formas de comunicación de la arquitectura y pusieron por vez primera el foco de atención en cuestiones que se consideraban ajenas al mundo de la arquitectura: el descubrimiento de lo trivial y la belleza de lo ordinario. Considerado como uno de los grandes manifiestos de la posmodernidad en arquitectura, Aprendiendo de Las Vegas es uno de los textos más influyentes de la teoría de la arquitectura de la segunda mitad del siglo xx
Robert Venturi and Denise Scott-Brown by Michael Blackwood( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This production delves into the philosophy and work of two of America's most controversial architects, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. The film introduces their most important works, including: the Vanna Venturi House, Princeton's Wu Hall, and Thomas Labs; the Guild House. Venturi speaks of the revelatory experiences with classical architecture that led to his revolutionary re-appraisal of modern architecture and his landmark text of 1966, Complexity and Contradiction. Wife/partner architect Denise Scott Brown describes their formulation of post-Modern principles in Las Vegas and elsewhere. Historians of architecture both attack and defend the National Gallery extension and Venturi and Scott Brown's work. Central to the film is the initial design phase and presentation of their most prestigious commission to date -- the National Gallery in London's Trafalgar Square. Prince Charles and Princess Diana appear at the end of the film to officiate the laying of the corner stone of the Venturi's addition to the National Gallery, the Sainsbury Wing
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Learning from Las Vegas : the forgotten symbolism of architectural form
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Robert Charles Venturi

Robert Venturi

Robert Venturi Amerikaans architect

Robert Venturi amerikansk arkitekt

Robert Venturi architecte américain

Robert Venturi architekt amerykański

Robert Venturi architetto statunitense

Robert Venturi arquitecto estadounidense

Robert Venturi US-amerikanischer Architekt

Venturi, R.

Venturi, R. (Robert)

Venturi, Robert 1925-

Venturi, Robert Charles

Venturi, Robert Charles 1925-

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רוברט ונטורי אדריכל אמריקאי

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روبرت فينتوري

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벤츄리, 로버트 1925-

벤투리, 로버트 1925-

벤투어리, 로버트, 1925-

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



Learning from Las Vegas : the forgotten symbolism of architectural formOut 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 GillKomplexität und Widerspruch in der ArchitekturRobert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour at Acadia Summer Arts Program