Book Analyzing Cmcl. Architecture: "Learning from Las Vegas"

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Jason B.
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Book Analyzing Cmcl. Architecture: "Learning from Las Vegas"

Post by Jason B. » 01 Jan 2011 15:47

I just learned about a 1972 book that analyzes commercial architecture in Las Vegas, including supermarkets. Learning from Las Vegas is by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour. I just saw an oblique reference to it in a Los Angeles Times article by architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne. See:
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/ne ... otogallery

See Mr. Hawthorne's blog article on a 2010 exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Act in Los Angeles about the creation of "Learning from Las Vegas": http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culture ... brown.html

Mr. Hawthorne wrote: "The now-canonical book helped accelerate the profession's move away from the self-importance of postwar modern architecture and toward a new interest in ornament, history and, perhaps above all, a pop sensibility."

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