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    DescriptionLearning 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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    Title
    Learning from Las Vegas
    Subtitle
    The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Venturi, By (author) Denise Scott Brown, By (author) Steven Izenour
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780262720069
    ISBN 10: 026272006X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC subject category V2: AM
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN
    BISAC V2.8: ARC011000
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA, APPR/RDRCAT
    B&T General Subject: 130
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    Libri: I-AP
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/NEVADA
    BISAC V2.8: ARC001000, PHO000000, ARC010000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 720/.9793/13
    LC classification: NA735.L3 V4 1977
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 720.979313
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 720.9793135
    LC classification: NA735.L3V4
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.6.8.0.0
    Thema V1.0: AJ, AM
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    146ill.
    Publisher
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    15 June 1977
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Robert Venturi is an award-winning architect and an influential writer, teacher, artist, and designer. His work includes includes the Sainsbury Wing of London's National Galler; renovation of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; dozens of major academic projects; and the groundbreaking Vanna Venturi House. Denise Scott Brown is a Founding Principal of Venturi, Scott, Brown, and Associates (VBSA) whose work and ideas have influenced generations of architects and planners. Steven Izenour (1940-2001) was coauthor of Learning from Las Vegas (MIT Press, 1977) and a principal in the Philadelphia firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc (VSBA). His most noted projects at VSBA include Philadelphia's Basco showroom, the George D. Widener Memorial Treehouse at the Philadelphia Zoo, the Camden Children's Garden, and the house he designed for his parents in Stony Creek, Connecticut.
    Review quote
    "...a brilliant document of the times...a work which uses history knowledgeably, skillfully, and creatively: a rarity." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians "...professionally informed, competitively astute, and perversely brilliant..." The Yale Review "...these studies are brilliant...the kind of art history and theory that is rarely produced." The New York Times Ada Louis Huxtable
    Back cover copy
    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 finding of the first part on symbolism in architecture and the iconography of urban sprawl.