Iconography and Electronics Upon A Generic Architecture

Iconography and Electronics Upon A Generic Architecture : A View from the Drafting Room

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."..the most thought-provoking architecture book of the year."
-- Martin Filler, "The New York Times Book Review" Robert Venturi's "Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture" and "Learning from Las Vegas" (the latter coauthored with Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour) are among the most influential books by any architect of our era -- the one celebrating complexity in architecture, the other the uses of symbolism in commercial and vernacular architecture and signage. This new collection of writings in a variety of genres argues for a generic architecture defined by iconography and electronics, an architecture whose elemental qualities become shelter and symbol.
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  • Paperback | 390 pages
  • 165 x 216 x 23mm | 680g
  • MIT Press
  • Cambridge, Mass., United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 92
  • 0262720299
  • 9780262720298
  • 1,726,812

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"This absorbing new collection of Mr. Venturi's exceptionally literate articles, lectures, letters and aphorisms written over the past two decades offers rewarding insights into a creative intelligence as wide-ranging and iconoclastic as ever."--Martin Filler, "The New York Times Book Review"
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