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Relearning from Las Vegas

Author: Aron Vinegar; Michael J Golec
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Immediately on its publication in 1972, Learning from Las Vegas, by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour, was hailed as a transformative work in the history and theory of architecture, liberating those in architecture who were trying to find a way out of the straitjacket of architectural orthodoxies. Resonating far beyond the professional and institutional boundaries of the field, the book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Relearning from Las Vegas.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008025279
(OCoLC)229031054
Named Person: Robert Venturi
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aron Vinegar; Michael J Golec
ISBN: 9780816666393 0816666393
OCLC Number: 321075617
Description: 1 online resource (221 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : instruction as provocation / Aron Vinegar and Michael J. Golec --
Aesthetic or anaesthetic : a Nelson Goodman reading of the Las Vegas Strip / Ritu Bhatt --
Format and layout in Learning from Las Vegas / Michael J. Golec --
Photorealism, kitsch, and Venturi / Jean-Claude Lebensztejn --
Theory as ornament / Karsten Harries --
Mobilizing visions : representing the American landscape / Katherine Smith --
On billboards and other signs around (Learning from) Las Vegas / John McMorrough --
Signs taken for wonders / Dell Upton --
The melodrama of expression and inexpression in the duck and decorated shed / Aron Vinegar --
Learning from Las Vegas--
and Los Angeles and Reyner Banham / Nigel Whiteley.
Responsibility: Aron Vinegar and Michael J. Golec, editors.

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Immediately on its publication in 1972, Learning from Las Vegas, by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour, was hailed as a transformative work in the history and theory of architecture, liberating those in architecture who were trying to find a way out of the straitjacket of architectural orthodoxies. Resonating far beyond the professional and institutional boundaries of the field, the book contributed to a thorough rethinking of modernism and was subsequently taken up as an early manifestation and progenitor of postmodernism. Going beyond analyzing the original text, the essa.

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