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Learning from Las Vegas

Learning from Las Vegas Book
Author : Robert Venturi
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1968
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 33,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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I Am a Monument

I Am a Monument Book
Author : Aron Vinegar
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0262220822
File Size : 33,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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"Learning from Las Vegas, originally published by the MIT Press in 1972, was one of the most influential and controversial architectural books of its era. Thirty-five years later, it remains a perennial bestseller and a definitive theoretical text. Its authorsاarchitects Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenourاfamously used the Las Vegas Strip to argue the virtues of the "ordinary and ugly" above the "heroic and original" qualities of architectural modernism. Learning from Las Vegas not only moved architecture to the center of cultural debates, it changed our ideas about what architecture was and could be. In this provocative rereading of an iconic text, Aron Vinegar argues that Learning from Las Vegas is not only of historical interest but of absolute relevance to current critical debates in architectural and visual culture. Vinegar argues that to read Learning from Las Vegas only as an exemplary postmodernist textاto understand it, for example, as a call for pastiche or as ironic provocationاis to underestimate its deeper critical and ethical meaning, and to miss the underlying dialectic between skepticism and the ordinary, expression and the deadpan, that runs through the text. Vinegar's close attention to the graphic design of Learning from Las Vegas, and his fresh interpretations of now canonical images from the book such as the Duck, the Decorated Shed, and the "recommendation for a monument," make his book unique. Perhaps most revealing is his close analysis of the differences between the first 1972 edition, designed for the MIT Press by Muriel Cooper, and the "revised" edition of 1977, which was radically stripped down and largely redesigned by Denise Scott Brown. The dialogue between the two editions continues with this book, where for the first time the two versions of Learning from Las Vegas are read comparatively."--Publisher's website.

Learning from Las Vegas revised edition

Learning from Las Vegas  revised edition Book
Author : Robert Venturi,Denise Scott Brown,Steven Izenour
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 1977-06-15
ISBN : 026272006X
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Language : Ennglish


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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.

Between Silence and Light

Between Silence and Light Book
Author : Louis I. Kahn,John Lobell
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Release : 2008-09-09
ISBN : 159030604X
File Size : 39,6 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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In the development of contemporary architecture, no one has had a greater influence than Louis I. Kahn, whose many buildings include the Salk Institute, the Yale Study Center, and the Exeter Library. He is remembered, however, not only as a master builder, but also as one of the most important and creative thinkers of the twentieth century. For Kahn, the study of architecture was the study of human beings, their highest aspirations and most profound truths. He searched for forms and materials to express the subtlety and grandeur of life. In his buildings we see the realization of his vision: luminous surfaces that evoke a fundamental awe, silent courtyards that speak of the expansiveness and the sanctity of the spirit, monumental columns and graceful arches that embody dignity and strength. Updated with a new preface, this classic work is a major statement on human creativity, showing us Louis Kahn as architect, visionary, and poet.

Learning from Las Vegas facsimile edition

Learning from Las Vegas  facsimile edition Book
Author : Robert Venturi,Denise Scott Brown,Steven Izenour
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2017-09-22
ISBN : 0262036967
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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A fascimile edition of the long-out-of-print large-format edition designed by design icon Muriel Cooper. Upon its publication by the MIT Press in 1972, Learning from Las Vegas was immediately influential and controversial. The authors made an argument that was revolutionary for its time—that the billboards and casinos of Las Vegas were worthy of architectural attention—and offered a challenge for contemporary architects obsessed with the heroic and monumental. The physical book itself, designed by MIT's iconic designer Muriel Cooper, was hailed as a masterpiece of modernist design, but the book's design struck the authors as too monumental for a text that praised the ugly and ordinary over the heroic and monumental. The MIT Press published a revised version in 1977—a modest paperback that the authors felt was more in keeping with the argument of the book—and the original Cooper-designed book fell out of print and became a highly sought-after collectors' item; it now sells for thousands of dollars in the rare book market, while the author-redesigned paperback has remained continuously in print at a price affordable to students. Now, decades after the original hardcover edition sold out, the MIT Press is publishing a facsimile edition of the original large-format Cooper-designed edition of Learning from Las Vegas, complete with translucent glassine wrap. This edition also features a spirited preface by Denise Scott Brown, looking back on the creation of the book and explaining her and Robert Venturi's reservations about the original design. Learning from Las Vegas begins with the Las Vegas Strip and proceeds to "Ugly and Ordinary Architecture, or the Decorated Shed," on symbolism in architecture and the iconography of urban sprawl. As Scott Brown says in her introduction, the book “upended sacred cows … would not bad-mouth bad taste, and redefined architectural research.”

Your Guide to Downtown Denise Scott Brown

Your Guide to Downtown Denise Scott Brown Book
Author : Jeremy Eric Tenenbaum,Denise Scott Brown
Publisher : Park Publishing (WI)
Release : 2018
ISBN : 9783038601272
File Size : 24,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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"The exhibition catalogue is published in the form of a guidebook, Your Guide to Downtown Denise Scott Brown. This new book offers a fresh view of Scott Brown's achievements as a preeminent architectural designer, urbanist, theoretician, and teacher. It is a fantastic guide to her life and ideas, it also reveals her humanism, complexity, and wit. Accompanied by previously unpublished material and an extensive conversation with the architect herself the book leads readers through Denise Scott Brown's life and work and explains the genesis of the exhibition". (éditeur).

Delirious New York

Delirious New York Book
Author : Rem Koolhaas
Publisher : The Monacelli Press, LLC
Release : 2014-07-01
ISBN : 1580934102
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Since its original publication in 1978, Delirious New York has attained mythic status. Back in print in a newly designed edition, this influential cultural, architectural, and social history of New York is even more popular, selling out its first printing on publication. Rem Koolhaas's celebration and analysis of New York depicts the city as a metaphor for the incredible variety of human behavior. At the end of the nineteenth century, population, information, and technology explosions made Manhattan a laboratory for the invention and testing of a metropolitan lifestyle -- "the culture of congestion" -- and its architecture. "Manhattan," he writes, "is the 20th century's Rosetta Stone . . . occupied by architectural mutations (Central Park, the Skyscraper), utopian fragments (Rockefeller Center, the U.N. Building), and irrational phenomena (Radio City Music Hall)." Koolhaas interprets and reinterprets the dynamic relationship between architecture and culture in a number of telling episodes of New York's history, including the imposition of the Manhattan grid, the creation of Coney Island, and the development of the skyscraper. Delirious New York is also packed with intriguing and fun facts and illustrated with witty watercolors and quirky archival drawings, photographs, postcards, and maps. The spirit of this visionary investigation of Manhattan equals the energy of the city itself.

Architectural Regionalism

Architectural Regionalism Book
Author : Vincent B. Canizaro
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2012-03-20
ISBN : 1616890800
File Size : 23,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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In this rapidly globalizing world, any investigation of architecture inevitably leads to considerations of regionalism. But despite its omnipresence in contemporary practice and theory, architectural regionalism remains a fluid concept, its historical development and current influence largely undocumented. This comprehensive reader brings together over 40 key essays illustrating the full range of ideas embodied by the term. Authored by important critics, historians, and architects such as Kenneth Frampton, Lewis Mumford, Sigfried Giedion, and Alan Colquhoun, Architectural Regionalism represents the history of regionalist thinking in architecture from the early twentieth century to today.

The Strip

The Strip Book
Author : Stefan Al
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2017-03-03
ISBN : 026203574X
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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The transformations of the Strip—from the fake Wild West to neon signs twenty stories high to “starchitecture”—and how they mirror America itself. The Las Vegas Strip has impersonated the Wild West, with saloon doors and wagon wheels; it has decked itself out in midcentury modern sleekness. It has illuminated itself with twenty-story-high neon signs, then junked them. After that came Disney-like theme parks featuring castles and pirates, followed by replicas of Venetian canals, New York skyscrapers, and the Eiffel Tower. (It might be noted that forty-two million people visited Las Vegas in 2015—ten million more than visited the real Paris.) More recently, the Strip decided to get classy, with casinos designed by famous architects and zillion-dollar collections of art. Las Vegas became the “implosion capital of the world” as developers, driven by competition, got rid of the old to make way for the new—offering a non-metaphorical definition of “creative destruction.” In The Strip, Stefan Al examines the many transformations of the Las Vegas Strip, arguing that they mirror transformations in America itself. The Strip is not, as popularly supposed, a display of architectural freaks but representative of architectural trends and a record of social, cultural, and economic change. Al tells two parallel stories. He describes the feverish competition of Las Vegas developers to build the snazziest, most tourist-grabbing casinos and resorts—with a cast of characters including the mobster Bugsy Siegel, the eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, and the would-be political kingmaker Sheldon Adelson. And he views the Strip in a larger social context, showing that it has not only reflected trends but also magnified them and sometimes even initiated them. Generously illustrated with stunning color images throughout, The Strip traces the many metamorphoses of a city that offers a vivid projection of the American dream.

Collage City

Collage City Book
Author : Colin Rowe,Fred Koetter
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 1984-03-15
ISBN : 9780262680424
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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This book is a critical reappraisal of contemporary theories of urban planning and design and of the role of the architect-planner in an urban context. The authors, rejecting the grand utopian visions of "total planning" and "total design," propose instead a "collage city" which can accommodate a whole range of utopias in miniature.


Disfiguring Book
Author : Mark C. Taylor
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9780226791333
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Disfiguring is constructive or, perhaps more accurately, reconstructive. By exploring the religious dimensions of twentieth-century painting and architecture, he shows how the visual arts continue to serve as a rich resource for the theological imagination.

Relearning from Las Vegas

Relearning from Las Vegas Book
Author : Aron Vinegar,Michael J. Golec
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0816650608
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Evaluates for the first time one of the foundational works in architecture criticism. Immediately on its publication in 1972, Learning from Las Vegas, by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour, was hailed as a transformative work in the history and theory of architecture, liberating those in architecture who were trying to find a way out of the straitjacket of architectural orthodoxies. Resonating far beyond the professional and institutional boundaries of the field, the book contributed to a thorough rethinking of modernism and was subsequently taken up as an early manifestation and progenitor of postmodernism.


Brandscapes Book
Author : Anna Klingmann
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2010-09-24
ISBN : 0262515032
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Architecture as imprint, as brand, as the new media of transformation—of places, communities, corporations, and people. In the twenty-first century, we must learn to look at cities not as skylines but as brandscapes and at buildings not as objects but as advertisements and destinations. In the experience economy, experience itself has become the product: we're no longer consuming objects but sensations, even lifestyles. In the new environment of brandscapes, buildings are not about where we work and live but who we imagine ourselves to be. In Brandscapes, Anna Klingmann looks critically at the controversial practice of branding by examining its benefits, and considering the damage it may do. Klingmann argues that architecture can use the concepts and methods of branding—not as a quick-and-easy selling tool for architects but as a strategic tool for economic and cultural transformation. Branding in architecture means the expression of identity, whether of an enterprise or a city; New York, Bilbao, and Shanghai have used architecture to enhance their images, generate economic growth, and elevate their positions in the global village. Klingmann looks at different kinds of brandscaping today, from Disneyland, Las Vegas, and Times Square—prototypes and case studies in branding—to Prada's superstar-architect-designed shopping epicenters and the banalities of Niketown. But beyond outlining the status quo, Klingmann also alerts us to the dangers of brandscapes. By favoring the creation of signature buildings over more comprehensive urban interventions and by severing their identity from the complexity of the social fabric, Klingmann argues, today's brandscapes have, in many cases, resulted in a culture of the copy. As experiences become more and more commodified, and the global landscape progressively more homogenized, it falls to architects to infuse an ever more aseptic landscape with meaningful transformations. How can architects use branding as a means to differentiate places from the inside out—and not, as current development practices seem to dictate, from the outside in? When architecture brings together ecology, economics, and social well-being to help people and places regain self-sufficiency, writes Klingmann, it can be a catalyst for cultural and economic transformation.

Garden Cities of To Morrow

Garden Cities of To Morrow Book
Author : Ebenezer Howard
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-01-11
ISBN : 1135678073
File Size : 37,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Originally published in 1898 as To-Morrow: A peaceful path to reform, "the book", writes F.J. Osborn "holds a unique place in town planning literature, is cited in all planning bibliographies, stands on the shelves of the more important libraries, and is alluded to in most books on planning; yet most of the popular writers on planning do not seem to have read it - or if they have read it, to remember what it says." The book led directly to two experiments in town-founding that by imitation, and imitation of imitation, have had a profound influence on practical urban development throughout the world. The book was responsible for the introduction of the term Garden City in numbers of languages - Cite-Jardin, Gartenstadt, Ciudad-jardin, Tuinstad - and set into motion ideas that have helped transform the scientific and political outlook on town structure and town growth. With urban renewal and the development of suburban communities as features of the contemoprary American scene, Garden cities of To-Morrow becomes "must" reading. In the words of Lewis Mumford: "This is not merely a book for Technicians: above all it is a book for citizens, for the people whose actively expressed needs, desires and interests should guide the planner and administrator at every turn." This book was first published in it's current form in 1965.

Author : Robert Venturi,Venturi, Rauch, and Scott Brown
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1981
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Download book written by Robert Venturi,Venturi, Rauch, and Scott Brown and published by with total hardcover pages 244 . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.

Plans Sections and Elevations

Plans  Sections and Elevations Book
Author : Richard Weston
Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
Release : 2004
ISBN : 1856693821
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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CD-ROM contains: files for all of the plans, sections and elevations included in the book.

The Eyes of the Skin

The Eyes of the Skin Book
Author : Juhani Pallasmaa
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-05-14
ISBN : 1119941288
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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First published in 1996, The Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory. It asks the far-reaching question why, when there are five senses, has one single sense – sight – become so predominant in architectural culture and design? With the ascendancy of the digital and the all-pervasive use of the image electronically, it is a subject that has become all the more pressing and topical since the first edition’s publication in the mid-1990s. Juhani Pallasmaa argues that the suppression of the other four sensory realms has led to the overall impoverishment of our built environment, often diminishing the emphasis on the spatial experience of a building and architecture’s ability to inspire, engage and be wholly life enhancing. For every student studying Pallasmaa’s classic text for the first time, The Eyes of the Skin is a revelation. It compellingly provides a totally fresh insight into architectural culture. This third edition meets readers’ desire for a further understanding of the context of Pallasmaa’s thinking by providing a new essay by architectural author and educator Peter MacKeith. This text combines both a biographical portrait of Pallasmaa and an outline of his architectural thinking, its origins and its relationship to the wider context of Nordic and European thought, past and present. The focus of the essay is on the fundamental humanity, insight and sensitivity of Pallasmaa’s approach to architecture, bringing him closer to the reader. This is illustrated by Pallasmaa’s sketches and photographs of his own work. The new edition also provides a foreword by the internationally renowned architect Steven Holl and a revised introduction by Pallasmaa himself.

Las Vegas Studio

Las Vegas Studio Book
Author : Hilar Stadler,Martino Stierli
Publisher : Scheidegger and Spiess
Release : 2015
ISBN : 9783858817648
File Size : 30,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Since it was first published in 1972, Learning from Las Vegas has become a classic in the theory of architecture and one of the most influential architecture texts of the twentieth century. The treatise by Robert Venturi (*1925), Denise Scott Brown (*1931), and Steven Izenour (1940-2001) enjoys a reputation as a signal work of postmodernism in architecture and urban planning. Yet none of the book's editions have ever featured high-quality color images of the field research the authors conducted to illustrate their argument. Las Vegas Studio is the first book ever to present these significant photographs in large color reproductions. Now available again in a new paperback edition, this unique book features 102 of these iconic images and film stills, alongside essays by Swiss scholars Stanislaus von Moos Martino Stierli that explore how the pictures contemplate the phenomenon of the modern city. Also included is a discussion by curator and critic Hans Ulrich Obrist with Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and Swiss artist Peter Fischli that speaks to the strong and lasting influence these images still have on contemporary art and movies. A unique opportunity to experience the full intent and import of the Learning from Las Vegas project, Las Vegas Studio continues to appeal to architects, architectural historians, and scholars alike.

Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture

Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture Book
Author : Robert Venturi,Martino Stierli,David Bruce Brownlee
Publisher : The Museum of Modern Art
Release : 1977
ISBN : 9780870702822
File Size : 39,7 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Foreword by Arthur Drexler. Introduction by Vincent Scully.

The World s Greatest Blackjack Book

The World s Greatest Blackjack Book Book
Author : Lance Humble,Carl Cooper
Publisher : Main Street Books
Release : 2010-11-03
ISBN : 0307768635
File Size : 35,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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A revised and updated edition of the blackjack player’s bible with complete information on the odds, betting strategies, and much more “A significant contribution to the literature of blackjack . . . I recommend the book to beginners as well as experts.”—Edward O. Thorpe, author of Beat the Dealer This is the most comprehensive guide ever published on blackjack, the only casino game in which a knowledgeable player can gain an advantage over the house. It features the Hi-Opt I, the most powerful simple betting system available today, and has been revised and updated to include the rules of play in Atlantic City as well as the latest information on international playing rules. No matter what your level of experience, it will teach you how to make the most money possible playing your cards. You'll learn: • How to pick a casino, with ever major casino in the world evaluated by name • How to pick a dealer • How to keep from being cheated • How to play the cards, using the Basic Strategy to your best advantage • How to win at home and at “Las Vegas nights” • How to keep from being banned once you are a winner

The History of Postmodern Architecture

The History of Postmodern Architecture Book
Author : Heinrich Klotz
Publisher : MIT Press (MA)
Release : 1988
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 39,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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provides a fascinating, clear, and provocative definition of the phenomena of postmodernism, particularly in relation to the major ideas of modernism