Learning from Las Vegas is a book by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven “What We Learned” originated at the Museum im Bellpark [de] ( Kriens, Switzerland) and had been exhibited at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in. Learning from Las Vegas has ratings and 51 reviews. Al contrario que Loos, Robert Venturi resalta la importancia de un edificio que comunica un. Aprendiendo de Las Vegas: el simbolismo olvidado de la forma arquitectónica: : Steven Izenour, Denisse Scott Brown, Robert Venturi, Justo.

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Synopsis Learning from Las Vegas created a healthy controversy on its appearance incalling for vegaa to be more receptive to the tastes and values of “common” people and less immodest in their erections of “heroic,” self-aggrandizing monuments.

The best thing about this book are the old photos of the now “Old” Las Vegas Strip.

Aprendiendo de Las Vegas, Robert Venturi. (Paperback )

One loses track of where one is and when it is. Pages with related products. Venturi and folks criticism of modern buildings relates to much of what is still being created today. Time is limitless, because the light of noon and midnight are exactly the same. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Provocative stuff, and intensely relevant to graphic design, but I still couldn’t give you a comprehensible definition of a “duck”.

Ugliness is efficient here because it represents the point of the value of the building; what it does, what is sold within, what people go to this building for. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form

Between the two drawings of the Dunes cross-section and an illustration of the “vulgarity” of the Tropicana sign, Venturi has drawn a large NO inside a circle with arrows pointing to both drawings.


He expresses it vega well in the following passage.

Had to read this for my Theories of Popular Culture class for English. May 23, Amy Heeter rated it it was amazing. Books by Robert Venturi.

Jul 11, Bart rated it really liked it.

I’ve robeert to read this since college. The result was a critique of Modern architecture, demonstrated most famously in the comparison between the “duck” and “decorated shed. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Interviewed by Stephanie Salomon and Steve Kroeter. 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 aprendiedno of “common” people and less immodest in their erections of “heroic,” self-aggrandizing monuments.

Be the first to ask a question about Learning from Las Vegas. How ignorant and selfish has society become? Return to Book Page. The final part of the first edition, on the architectural work of the firm Venturi and Rauch, is not included in the revision. Get to Know Us. 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.

This disorients the occupant in space and time.

Mar 12, Robert Ullrich rated it really liked it. View all 7 comments. Together with his wife and partner, Denise Scott Brown, he helped to shape the way that architects, planners and students experience and think about architecture and the American built environment. Learning from Las Vegas caused a stir in the architectural world upon its publication, as it was hailed by progressive critics for its bold indictment of Modernismand by the status quo as blasphemous.


Bearers of the sustainable design flag could learn something from reading this book and applying ideas about vernacular, ornament, and decorated sheds to all fields of production and industry. Light is not used to define space. 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.

The concept of “the duck, and the decorated shed” are fundamental yet quite interesting. The authors felt the original edition was “too monumental for a text that praised the ugly and ordinary over the heroic and monumental” and offered a revised edition, later published as a more modest paperback in An excellent interpretive jumpstart for the scores of urban-vetted visiting LA who say, I just don’t get it.

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As such, argued aprendiiendo authors, Modern buildings became mute and vacuous, especially when built for corporate or government clients. Venturi lives in Philadelphia with Denise Scott Brown. El Futuro de la Arquitectura Spanish Edition. Although architects have not wished to recognize it, most architectural problems are of the expedient type, and the more architects become involved in social problems, the more this is true.

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