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Learning From Las Vegas

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Learning From Las Vegas by Robert Venturi et all. Revised edition published by MIT Press 1972, this edition 1977 16th impression 1998.
Paperback in very good condition.

Learning from Las Vegas created a healthy controversy on its appearance in 1972, calling for architects to be more receptive to the tastes and values of "common" people and less immodest in their erections of "heroic," self-aggrandizing monuments. 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. (The final part of the first edition, on the architectural work of the firm Venturi and Rauch, is not included in the revision.) The new paperback edition has a smaller format, fewer pictures, and a considerably lower price than the original. There are an added preface by Scott Brown and a bibliography of writings by the members of Venturi and Rauch and about the firm's work.

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Author(s):
Venturi R et al
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22x14x1.5cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
026272006X
ISBN-13:
9780262720069
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Title:
Learning From Las Vegas

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Learning From Las Vegas by Robert Venturi et all. Revised edition published by MIT Press 1972, this edition 1977 16th impression 1998.
Paperback in very good condition.

Learning from Las Vegas created a healthy controversy on its appearance in 1972, calling for architects to be more receptive to the tastes and values of "common" people and less immodest in their erections of "heroic," self-aggrandizing monuments. 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. (The final part of the first edition, on the architectural work of the firm Venturi and Rauch, is not included in the revision.) The new paperback edition has a smaller format, fewer pictures, and a considerably lower price than the original. There are an added preface by Scott Brown and a bibliography of writings by the members of Venturi and Rauch and about the firm's work.

Author(s):
Venturi R et al
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
22x14x1.5cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
026272006X
ISBN-13:
9780262720069
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Title:
Learning From Las Vegas

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