Learning From Las Vegas : The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form

Description

Learning from Las Vegas created a healthy controversy on its appearance in 1972, calling for architects to be more receptive to the tastes and values of "common" people and less immodest in their erections of "heroic," self-aggrandizing monuments. This revision includes the full texts of Part I of the original, on the Las Vegas strip, and Part II, "Ugly and Ordinary Architecture, or the Decorated Shed," a generalization from the findings of the first part on symbolism in architecture and the iconography of urban sprawl. (The final part of the first edition, on the architectural work of the firm Venturi and Rauch, is not included in the revision.) The new paperback edition has a smaller format, fewer pictures, and a considerably lower price than the original. There are an added preface by Scott Brown and a bibliography of writings by the members of Venturi and Rauch and about the firm's work.

Details

Author(s)
Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Steven Izenour
Format
Paperback | 192 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 11mm | 340g
Publication date
05 Oct 2005
Publisher
MIT Press Ltd
Imprint
MIT Press
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, Mass., United States
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition statement
revised edition
Illustrations note
180 color illus., 358 b&w illus.; 538 Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
026272006X
ISBN13
9780262720069
Bestsellers rank
28,008

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