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Social concern, in the context of city planning is completely absent from this text. Apr 08, Ginger Price rated it really liked it Shelves: Feb 17, Josh rated it it was ok. I saw it at a conference recently, having heard the authors a few years ago speak about the impact the book has had as well apremdiendo the struggles the authors had writing it.

Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form

Dec 06, Tony rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jul 26, Vadim Ermakov rated it did not like it. Sep 17, Meg rated it it was amazing Shelves: Only Modernist architecture eschewed such ornament, relying only on corporeal or structural elements to convey meaning. A drive of aspiration runs rampant. The intricate maze under the low ceiling never connects with outside light or outside space.

Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form by Robert Venturi

An excellent interpretive jumpstart for the scores of urban-vetted visiting LA who say, I just don’t get it. Venturi and Scott Brown created a taxonomy for the forms, signs, and symbols they encountered.

Venturi lives in Philadelphia with Denise Scott Brown. Overall it was a good afternoon read. Venturi was awarded the Pritzker Prize in Architecture in ; the prize was awarded to him alone despite a request to include his equal partner Denise Scott Brown. Nov 05, Fred rated it liked it. Retrieved 6 July The iconography and mixed media of roadside commercial architecture will point the way, if we will look.


Venturi’s practice – Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates – and their approach to design is world-leading and this book demonstrates the clarity of thought and intelligence they apply to this pursuit. Feb 11, Abraham rated it really liked it Shelves: But maybe Venturi was onto something a little more useful than his postmodern contemporaries, something a little more important than a bunch of neo-marxist theorizing and empty talk about cultural hegemony.

The book’s ideas are unquestionably dated, but its relevance and revolutionary value should not be taken for granted. The best thing about this book are the old photos of the now “Old” Las Vegas Strip.


It seems to me that he was merely attempting to show people how to reevaluate ugliness with a sympathetic eye. The new paperback edition has a smaller format, fewer pictures, and a considerably lower price than the original. By limiting itself to strident articulations of the pure architectural elements of space, structure, and program, Modern architecture’s expression has become a dry expressionism, empty and boring – and in the end irresponsible.

Jul 11, Bart rated it really liked it. Provocative stuff, and intensely relevant to graphic design, but I still couldn’t give you a comprehensible definition of a “duck”. The former has no windows, and the latter is open only to the sky.

Each medium has its day, and the rhetorical environmental statements of our time-civic, commercial,or residential-will come from media more purely symbolic, perhaps less static and more adaptable to the scale of our environment. Translated into 18 languages, the book helped foster the postmodernism art movement.


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An excellent if at times repetitive work. I still think about this one all the time, years later. Billboards, or those big flashy neon signs that sin city is so well known for function as symbolic representations of what a particular building or structure is trying to say.

May 23, Amy Heeter rated it it was amazing.

For an architectural theory book it’s top notch. Jun 11, Laura rated it really liked it. The book is more fun than required reading. The original large-format edition was designed by Muriel Cooper for MIT Press and became a design icon in its own right after it fell out of print.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This revision includes the full texts of Part I of the original, 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.

Scott Brown to redesign the book. Nov 13, Ian rated it really liked it Shelves: While stating the obvious, Venturi captivates the post modern mentality. The authors felt the original edition was “too monumental for a text vdgas praised the ugly and ordinary over the heroic and monumental” and offered a revised edition, later published as a more modest paperback in