Learning from Las Vegas - Revised Edition
Learning from Las Vegas - Revised Edition
The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form
Denise Scott Brown, Steven Izenour, Robert Venturi



"Their insight and analysis, reasoned back through the history of style and symbolism and forward to the recognition of a new kind of building that responds directly to speed, mobility, the superhighway and changing life styles, is the kind of art history and theory that is rarely produced. The rapid evolution of modern architecture from Le Corbusier to Brazil to Miami to the roadside motel in a brief 40-year span, with all the behavioral esthetics involved, is something neither architect nor historian has deigned to notice...." -- Ada Louise Huxtable, The New York TImes

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 architectureal 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.

Title Learning from Las Vegas - Revised Edition
Subtitle The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form
Authors Denise Scott Brown, Steven Izenour, Robert Venturi
Publisher The MIT Press
Dewey Classification 720.979313
Title First Published 15 June 1977
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 193 p.
ISBN-10 026272006X
ISBN-13 9780262720069
Publication Date 15 June 1977
Main content page count 193
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $25.95
 


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