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Robert Venturi

– Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture (1966)
– Learning from Las Vegas (with Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour), MIT Press, Cambridge MA, 1972, revised 1977.

Dort verweist Venturi am Beispiel des “Strip”, der zentralen Hauptstraße von Las Vegas, auf die Alltagsarchitektur Amerikas und hebt diesen ins Zentrum der Architekturdebatte. Ferner verweist er – wie die meisten postmodernen Architekten – auf den historischen Bezug von Architektur.

In 1962, Mrs. Vanna Venturi commissioned her son, Robert Venturi – then still a young and promising architect – to design a house for her in the Chestnut Hill neighbourhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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