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Learning from Las Vegas - Revised Edition: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

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 finding of the first part on symbolism in architecture and the iconography of urban sprawl.

About the Author

Steven Izenour (1940-2001) was coauthor of Learning from Las Vegas (MIT Press, 1977) and a principal in the Philadelphia firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc (VSBA). His most noted projects at VSBA include Philadelphia's Basco showroom, the George D. Widener Memorial Treehouse at the Philadelphia Zoo, the Camden Children's Garden, and the house he designed for his parents in Stony Creek, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262720069
Other:
Venturi, Robert
Author:
Azenour, Steven
Author:
Venturi, Robert
Author:
Brown, Denise Scott
Author:
Scott Brown, Denise
Author:
Izenour, Steven
Publisher:
Mit Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - West - Pacific (General)
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Las vegas (nev.)
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Symbolism in architecture
Subject:
General Architecture
Subject:
Architecture -- Nevada -- Las Vegas.
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
revised edition
Series:
Learning From Las Vegas
Series Volume:
no. 52
Publication Date:
19770631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.45 in

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"Synopsis" by , 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 finding of the first part on symbolism in architecture and the iconography of urban sprawl.
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