Iconography and Electronics Upon a Generic Architecture: A View from the Drafting Room
MIT Press, 1996 - 374 Seiten
."..the most thought-provoking architecture book of the year."
-- Martin Filler, "The New York Times Book Review" 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.
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Venturi is probably the best-known architect of his generation-the generation that came to maturity in the 1960s and has continued to chart most of the architectural currents of the last 30 years. He ... Vollständige Rezension lesen