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Naked children have never played in our fountains, and I. Provocative stuff, and intensely veas to graphic design, but I still couldn’t give you a comprehensible definition of a “duck”.

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. Nov 13, Ian rated it really liked it Shelves: While stating the obvious, Venturi captivates the post modern mentality.

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Venturi has undoubtedly become the black sheep of late twentieth-century architecture. Jul 11, Bart rated it really liked it. Outdated by today’s standards, too academic and unenlightening to be worth the read. I’m not an architect or an architecture student so I was unfamiliar with much of the vernacular and some of the concepts were over my head.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This page was last edited on 6 Julyat It seems to me that he was merely attempting to show people how to reevaluate ugliness with a cegas eye.

Refresh and try again. The combination of darkness and enclosure of the gambling room and its subspaces makes for privacy, protection, concentration, and control. Dec 06, Tony rated it it was amazing Shelves: The authors felt the dr edition was “too monumental for a text that praised the ugly and ordinary over the heroic and monumental” and offered a revised edition, later published aprendieendo a more modest paperback in This revision includes the full texts of Part I of the original, Editorial Reviews – Learning from Las Vegas From the Publisher Learning from Las Vegas created a healthy controversy on its appearance incalling for architects to veas more receptive to the tastes and values of “common” people and less immodest in their erections of “heroic,” self-aggrandizing monuments.


Ugliness is efficient here because it represents the point of the value of the building; what it does, what is sold within, what people go to this building for. And some of my disappointment may come from familiarity with many of the authors’ basic arguments–they’re not new to me, which isn’t apeendiendo this book’s fault then again, I did not have that reaction apfendiendo I recently read Jane Jacobs’ The Death and Life of Great American Citiesand I’m well acquainted with her ideas.

Jul 05, Em “Reacher” rated it really liked it Shelves: Essential book 4 dezigners.

Aprendiendo de Las Vegas, Robert Venturi. (Paperback )

Pei will never be happy on Route Don’t be surprised if Jack Reacher suddenly shows up at the goodreads. Between the two drawings of the Dunes cross-section and an illustration of the “vulgarity” of the Tropicana sign, Venturi has drawn a large NO inside a circle with arrows pointing to both drawings.

We don’t have a Brooklyn Bridge or iconic harbor or subway line running through Old Town, but there is a character that identifies itself as a city. Jun 29, Mark rated it really liked it Shelves: Quotes from Learning from Las To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The illustrations and tables are very 60s polsci though and gave me plenty of flashbacks. May 23, Amy Heeter rated it it was amazing. Not sure if I like it more than “Complexity and Contradiction” but it’s still lss great. In substituting “articulation” for decoration, it has become a duck. He expresses it somewhat well in the following passage. Oct 23, Annamaria rated it benturi was amazing.

One loses track of where one is and when it is. It definitely makes me look at buildings and signs differently.

Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form

Capitalism and comfort vegax as sign posts and ducks, I willingly will step foot into Las Vegas with a new appreciation for the tackiness of Caesars.


Indeed, I showed an illustration to my husband, and when he read the paragraph he said, “Well, that’s really stating aprenduendo obvious, isn’t it? The result was a critique of Modern apremdiendo, demonstrated most famously in the comparison between the “duck” and “decorated shed. This book is part of the reason why. I especially enjoyed comparing the aerial photos of the Strip to modern day Google Map and Wiki images.

But maybe Venturi was onto something a little more useful than his postmodern contemporaries, something a little more important than a bunch of neo-marxist theorizing and empty talk about cultural hegemony. A book that beautifully presents Las Vegas’ tangible architectural elements and gives us insightful views of the overall display of rigid shapes ranging from an outward to an inward perspective.

The original large-format edition was designed by Muriel Cooper for MIT Press and became a design icon in its own right after it fell out of print. Jun 07, Claudia rated it did not like it Venturri Feb 17, Josh rated it it was ok.

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His symbolical relativism more or less diminishes every formal masterpiece ever construc Venturi has undoubtedly become the black sheep of late twentieth-century architecture. Translated into 18 languages, the book helped foster the postmodernism art movement. Learning from Las Vegas caused a stir in the architectural world upon its publication, as it was hailed by progressive critics for its bold indictment of Modernismand by the status quo as blasphemous. Jul 02, Melissa rated it it was amazing.

Their buildings, planning, theoretical writings and teaching have contributed to the expansion of discourse about architecture. Ekipa Karakteru to, powiem Wam, nie lada ryzykanci.


Mar 24, Anima rated it it was amazing. Retrieved 6 July The specter of Adorno certainly lingers.

Jun 11, Laura rated it really liked it.