Iconography and electronics upon a generic architecture

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Iconography and Electronics Upon a Generic Architecture: A View from the Drafting Room by Robert Venturi

...the most thought-provoking architecture book of the year.
-- Martin Filler, The New York Times Book Review Robert Venturis 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.
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Iconography and Electronics Upon A Generic Architecture : A View from the Drafting Room

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Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item Venturi's exceptionallyliterate articles, lectures, letters and aphorisms written over thepast two decades offers rewarding insights into a creativeintelligence as wide-ranging and iconoclastic as ever. You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

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. 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.
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Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown - The generic in architecture; planning for change (70/118)

Venturi is probably the best-known architect of his generation-the generation that came to maturity in the s and has continued to chart most of the architectural currents of the last 30 years. Robert Charles Venturi Jr. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Princeton University. Venturi spent two years in Europe studying buildings. After returning to the United States, he joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania.

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