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Venturi, Robert

Overview
Works: 355 works in 785 publications in 8 languages and 10,288 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Designs and plans  Educational films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Documentary films  Biography 
Roles: Illustrator, Artist, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Interviewee, Honoree
Classifications: NA2760, 720.1
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Complexity and contradiction in architecture by Robert Venturi ( Book )
130 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learning from Las Vegas : the forgotten symbolism of architectural form by Robert Venturi ( Book )
47 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveys the architecture of the Las Vegas Strip and examines the role of urban sprawl, advertising, and commercial iconography in contemporary building design
A view from the Campidoglio : selected essays, 1953-1984 by Robert Venturi ( Book )
8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Architecture of Robert Venturi by Robert Venturi ( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Out of the ordinary : Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Associates : architecture, urbanism, design by David Bruce Brownlee ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iconography and electronics upon a generic architecture : a view from the drafting room by Robert Venturi ( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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. Venturi, who along with his partner, Denise Scott Brown, made the vulgar acceptable and found virtue in the commercial, the kitsch, and the ordinary, is respected equally as a theorist and an architect who communicates his architectural ideas, formal and verbal, with grace and wit. These essays, letters, reports, lectures, manifestos, and polemical texts offer a candid, uncensored view from the drafting room, commonsense responses, urgent and diverse, of a busy architect, in part a reaction against the conceptualizing of architecture today invaded by other disciplines and made obscure. Seven of the essays were coauthored with Denise Scott Brown. The voice is personal, eloquent in expounding on the unglamorous side of practice; sometimes vituperative and corrective in addressing clients, theoreticians, and critics; often amusing and humorous in looking back on past projects and opportunities; instructive in describing early influences and tasts; and reflective in assessing his own impact on the profession. The lead essays can be described as an argument embracing reference and representation in our information age, whose technical basis is truly of our time and whose iconographic basis derives from a long tradition in architecture including hieroglyphic Egyptian pylons, early Christian basilicas, scenographic Baroque interiors, and even eclectic Romantic architecture and twentieth-century electronic signs and displays. The essays include Venturi's 1950 M.F.A. thesis, published here for the first time - a work that foreshadows many of the themes that were later to make him a controversial and ground-breaking architect and writer - and a series of vintage Venturi aphorisms"--Back cover
Architecture as signs and systems : for a mannerist time by Robert Venturi ( Book )
10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The views of Venturi and Scott Brown have influenced architects worldwide for nearly half a century. Pluralism and multiculturalism; symbolism and iconography; popular culture and the everyday landscape; generic building and electronic communication are among the many ideas they have championed. Here, they present both a retrospective of their life work and a definitive statement of its theoretical underpinnings." "Architecture as Signs and Systems is a must for students of architecture and urban planning, as well as anyone intrigued by these seminal cultural figures."--BOOK JACKET
Mother's house : the evolution of Vanna Venturi's house in Chestnut Hill by Robert Venturi ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learning from La Jolla : Robert Venturi remakes a museum in the precinct of Irving Gill by Hugh Marlais Davies ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lernen von Las Vegas : zur Ikonographie und Architektursymbolik der Geschäftsstadt by Robert Venturi ( Book )
14 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in German and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Komplexität und Widerspruch in der Architektur by Robert Venturi ( Book )
14 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in German and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour at Acadia Summer Arts Program by Marion Boulton Stroud ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Venturi Scott Brown & Associates : on houses and housing by Venturi Scott Brown and Associates ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir John Soane an English architect, an American legacy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"All great art engages in a dialogue with the past. Architecture is no exception, as this film shows in its examination of the legacy of Sir John Soane (1753-1837), an English architect of rare genius whose influence on a generation of America's foremost architects is profound...This film investigates both the influence of antiquity on Soane, following in his Grand Tour footsteps through Rome and Sicily, as well as the ways his stripped-down classical style helped guide the American architects out of the strictures of Modernism." -- Container
The Pritzker Architecture Prize 1991 : presented to Robert Venturi by Robert Venturi ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'Enseignement de Las Vegas ou le symbolisme oublié de la forme architecturale by Robert Venturi ( Book )
12 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown by Michael Blackwood ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This production delves into the philosophy and work of two of America's most controversial architects, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. The film introduces their most important works, including: the Vanna Venturi House, Princeton's Wu Hall, and Thomas Labs; the Guild House. Central to the film is the initial design phase and presentation of their most prestigious commission to date -- the National Gallery in London's Trafalgar Square. Prince Charles and Princess Diane appear at the end of the film to officiate the laying of the corner stone of the Venturi's addition to the National Gallery, the Sainsbury Wing
<> by Robert Venturi ( Book )
13 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Venturi, Scott Brown e associati by Amedeo Belluzzi ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Louis Kahn silence and light by Louis I Kahn ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Louis Kahn discusses his work; other architects comment on him and his architecture, which is seen as transcending trend and style, and which focuses on light and timeless qualities
 
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Alternative Names
Robert Venturi
Venturi, R.
Venturi, R. (Robert)
Venturi, Robert, 1925-
Venturi, Robert Charles
Venturi, Robert Charles 1925-
ヴェンチューリ, R
ヴェンチューリ, ロバート
Languages
English (243)
French (36)
German (33)
Spanish (32)
Italian (19)
Japanese (11)
Multiple languages (2)
Hebrew (1)
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