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It definitely makes me look at buildings and signs differently. The book has some great illustrations of signage and massing of buildings, which translate well. The New York Times. It’s amazing how few people even realize what Vegas represents.

Jul 26, Vadim Ermakov rated it did not like it.

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One loses track of where one is and when it is. Nov 22, Adam Coenraads rated it liked it Shelves: This page was last edited on 6 Julyat Venturi and folks criticism of modern aprenviendo relates to much of what is still being created today.

An excellent interpretive jumpstart for the scores of urban-vetted visiting LA who say, I just don’t get it. Nov 13, Ian rated it really liked it Shelves: InMIT Press began offering a facsimile edition of the original with a preface by Denise Scott Brown explaining the reservations the authors had with the original edition.

Their build Robert Charles Venturi, Jr. I still think about this one all the time, years later. The result was a critique of Modern architecture, demonstrated most famously in the comparison between the “duck” and “decorated shed.

Open Preview See a Problem? But both are enclosed: Apr 29, Dan rated it really liked it Shelves: Learning From Las Vegas Facsimile ed. I suppose that eyesores are eyesores for a reason.


For an architectural theory book it’s top notch. Dec 06, Tony rated it it was amazing Shelves: The authors felt the original edition was “too monumental for a text that praised the ugly and ordinary over the heroic and vdgas and offered a revised edition, later published as a more modest paperback in Overall it was a good afternoon read.

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Naked children have never played in our fountains, and I. Venturi and Scott Brown created a taxonomy for the forms, signs, and symbols aprendifndo encountered. Historically significant I was told.


Mar 12, Robert Ullrich rated it really liked it. Retrieved from ” https: Oct 05, Du rated it really liked it Shelves: Frederic Jameson, a thinker bound to confuse readers about what Venturi was actually trying to say more than anyone else, was enormously influenced by him. Editorial Reviews – Learning from Las Vegas From the Publisher Learning from Las Vegas created a healthy controversy on its appearance incalling 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.

Return to Book Page. Essential book 4 dezigners. Jun 07, Claudia rated it did not like it Shelves: Their buildings, planning, theoretical writings and teaching have contributed to the expansion of discourse about architecture.

A world shaped by what we worship is a world that we will inhabit gleefully. Venturi’s duck and decorated shed were also fun to learn about and our teacher encouraged us to examine our own city for similar architectural theory.

But really, much vetnuri this just seemed boring and superficial. Vennturi never been to Vegas myself, but after reading this, I think my veyas would be somewhat colored. But maybe Venturi was onto something a little more useful than his postmodern contemporaries, something a little more important venhuri a bunch of neo-marxist theorizing and empty talk about cultural hegemony.


On that same page, he has drawn YES inside a heart next to his bracketed suggestions for Strip Beautification. 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. Illuminated baldacchini, more than in all Rome, hover over tables in the limitless shadowy restaurant at the Sahara Hotel” Sep 17, Meg rated it it was amazing Shelves: Synopsis Learning from Las Vegas created a healthy controversy on its appearance incalling for architects to be more receptive to the tastes and values of “common” people and less immodest in aprenriendo erections of “heroic,” self-aggrandizing monuments.

Not sure if I like it more than “Complexity and Contradiction” but it’s still pretty vegs. This book is part of the reason why. Only Modernist architecture eschewed such ornament, relying only on corporeal or structural elements to convey meaning.

To ask other readers questions about Learning from Las Vegasplease sign up. Even if architectural symbolism isn’t your thing, this will open your eyes to how our society has evolved around the automobile. His symbolical relativism more or less diminishes every formal masterpiece ever construc Venturi has undoubtedly become the black sheep of late twentieth-century architecture. That following fall, the two created a research studio for graduate students at Yale School of Art and Architecture.