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|Named Person:||Robert Venturi; Denise Scott Brown|
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|Description:||354 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm|
|Contents:||The city in the book: the typography and design of Learning from Las Vegas ; A chronology of events ; The book as object ; The discourse in text and image : The rhetoric of types of representation: photography, tables, and maps; The correspondences between form and content; The typography from a historical perspective; The controversy between the authors and the graphic designers; The linguistic dimension --
The image of Las Vegas: the representation and discourse of an entertainment metropolis : A brief architectural history of the city ; The "apocalyptics" and the "integrated": the reception of Las Vegas in theory, literature, and film ; Las Vegas as an emblem of pop culture; on the culture theory of Tom Wolfe ; The dissolution of architecture into light: expressionism, Reyner Banham, and Archigram --
The city as image: on the phenomenology of the urban : Through the lens: Denise Scott Brown's urban photography ; Learning from Las Vegas, or representing the city ; Townscape: the city as image : Excursus: Camillo Sitte, townscape, and the picturesque ; "The perceptual form of the city": a research project at MIT ; Images of the city in pop art and conceptual art --
The city in motion: film, urban perception, and the mobilized gaze : Venturi and Scott Brown, the image of the city, and film ; The image of the city and the image sequence in the avant-garde ; Perceiving the city sequentially ; "The perceptual form of the city": the American context ; The view from the road: the windshield as movie screen ; Cinema, modernity, and the crisis of attention --
Strip, sprawl, and roadtown in the discourse on the city: concepts and debates related to mobility, architecture, and urban form : The decentralized city: theories and critique : From Main Street to the commercial strip; The linear city; Edgar Chambless's Roadtown and the critique of the megastructure; Frank Lloyd Wright's Broadacre City; CIAM, Sigfried Giedion, and the core of the city ; Visual polemics against the form and iconography of roadtown: automobility and billboards in dispute : Excursus: On the rhetoric of the pictorial comparison ; Roadtown as a resource fro architecture and urbanism --
Pop: architecture between "high" and "low" : Pop art and "pop architecture" ; Architecture between critique and affirmation ; The fascination of the vulgar, or, Nostalgie de la Boue --
The city as communication: architecture between symbolism and monumentality : The city as a sign system ; The critique of functionalism ; The "metaphysical" city: Melvin Webber's "Nonplace urban realm" and Lewis Mumford's "Invisible city" ; Public space, urbanity, and monumentality.
|Other Titles:||Las Vegas im Rückspiegel.
Vegas in the rearview mirror
|Responsibility:||Martino Stierli ; translation by Elizabeth Tucker.|
Martino Stierli examines "Learning from Las Vegas" as an urbanist analysis, within the artistic and architectural context of 1960s70s pop culture, high and low art, and urban forms. "Book News""