Learning from Las Vegas is a book by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour. Translated into 18 languages, the book helped foster the. : Aprendiendo de Las Vegas (Spanish Edition) () by Robert Venturi and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible. Read Aprendiendo de Las Vegas book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on by Robert Venturi (Author). Be the first to review this.

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Jun 07, Claudia rated it did not like it Shelves: Quotes from Learning from Las This book is part of the reason why.

Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form

Architecture for the long run requires creation, rather than apremdiendo, and response to advanced technology and aprendirndo organization Jul 26, Vadim Ermakov rated it did not like it. Las Vegas was regarded as a “non-city” and as an outgrowth of a “strip”, along which were placed parking lots and singular frontages for gambling casinos, hotels, churches and bars.

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Nov 22, Adam Coenraads rated it liked it Shelves: An excellent if at times repetitive work. In substituting “articulation” for decoration, it has become a duck.

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Nov 06, Jimmy rated it really liked it Shelves: Even if architectural symbolism isn’t your thing, this will open your eyes to how our society has evolved around the automobile. Open Preview See a Problem?


Aprendiendo de Las Vegas, Robert Venturi. (Paperback )

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jul 02, Melissa rated it it was amazing. Bearers of the sustainable design flag could learn something from reading this book and applying ideas about vernacular, ornament, and decorated sheds to all fields of production and industry.

Retrieved aprendieno July But really, much of this just seemed boring and superficial. Venturi has undoubtedly become the black sheep of late twentieth-century architecture. For an architectural theory book it’s top notch. On that same page, he has drawn YES inside a heart next to his bracketed suggestions for Strip Beautification. The intricate maze under the low ceiling never connects with outside light or outside space.

Learning from Las Vegas – Wikipedia

Because this is not the time and ours is not the environment for heroic communication through pure architecture. Return to Book Page. Venturi calls for the ordinary over the beautiful in approaches to a new architecture because he feels that the time period calls for it. He compares Rome to Las Vegas, not to mention the fact that he introduced vegxs irony into architectural perspectives, which the classicists and the moderns probably weren’t too thrilled about.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Lists with This Book. Venturi’s text is certainly influential, even aprnediendo it is dated. Translated into 18 languages, the book helped foster the postmodernism art movement.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The original large-format edition was designed by Muriel Cooper for MIT Press ee became a design icon in its own right after it fell out of print.

Robert Charles Venturi, Jr.

The concept of “the duck, and the decorated shed” are fundamental yet quite interesting. I saw it at a conference recently, having heard the authors a few years ago speak about the impact the book has had as well as the struggles the authors had writing it.


We can also see in this sort of reasoning that attempt to bridge the gap between high and low art that has laas so typical of the postmodern sensibility.

The lighting is antiarchitectural. An excellent interpretive jumpstart for the scores of urban-vetted visiting LA who say, I just don’t get it.

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.

In contrast, the “decorated shed” relies on imagery and sign. We don’t have a Brooklyn Bridge or iconic harbor or subway line running through Old Town, but there is a character that identifies lqs as a city. Venturi and folks criticism of modern buildings relates to much of what is still being created today. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Overall it was a good afternoon read. Jun 11, Laura rated it really liked it. The best thing about this book are the old photos vegae the now “Old” Las Vegas Strip.

Frederic Veturi, a thinker bound to confuse readers about what Venturi was actually trying to say more than anyone else, was enormously influenced by him.

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