Learning from Las Vegas is a book by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour. Translated into 18 languages, the book helped foster the. : Aprendiendo de Las Vegas (Spanish Edition) () by Robert Venturi and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible. Read Aprendiendo de Las Vegas book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on by Robert Venturi (Author). Be the first to review this.

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The illustrations and tables are very 60s polsci though and gave me plenty of flashbacks. Apr 08, Ginger Price rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is full of suggestions, and to me the most important when in an architectural sense was to see the metaphorical or symbolical value of these structures and their usefulness.

Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form

And some of my disappointment may come from familiarity with many of the authors’ basic arguments–they’re not new to me, which isn’t really this book’s fault then again, I did not have that reaction when I recently read Jane Jacobs’ The Death and Life of Great American Citiesand I’m well acquainted with her ideas. The result was a critique of Modern architecture, demonstrated most famously in the comparison between the “duck” and “decorated shed.

Jul 11, Bart rated it really liked it. 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.


Aprendiendo de Las Vegas, Robert Venturi. (Paperback )

Quotes from Learning from Las Venturi calls for the ordinary over the beautiful in approaches to a new architecture because he feels that the time period calls for it.

Jun 07, Claudia rated it did not like it Shelves: But really, much of this just seemed boring and superficial.

Indeed, I showed an illustration to my husband, and when vennturi read the paragraph he said, “Well, that’s really stating the obvious, isn’t it? Social concern, in the context of city planning is completely absent from this text. Pages to import images to Wikidata Interlanguage link template link number. 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.

Nov 13, Ian rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 22, Adam Zprendiendo rated it liked it Shelves: La primera parte muy bien, la segunda no tanto.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This page was last edited on 6 Julyat He compares Rome to Las Vegas, not to mention the fact that he introduced postmodern irony into architectural perspectives, which the classicists and the moderns probably weren’t too venturl about.

A book that beautifully presents Las Vegas’ tangible architectural elements and gives us insightful views of the overall display of rigid shapes ranging from an outward to an inward perspective. It would be a 3.

The new paperback edition has a smaller format, fewer pictures, and a considerably lower price than the original. An excellent interpretive jumpstart for the scores of urban-vetted visiting LA who say, I just don’t get it. Frederic Jameson, a thinker bound to confuse readers about what Venturi was actually trying to say more than anyone else, was enormously influenced by him.


But both are enclosed: Trivia About Learning from Las Because this is not the time and ours is not the environment for heroic communication through pure architecture. This revision includes the full texts of Part I of the ventrui, 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 aprebdiendo symbolism vegad architecture and the iconography of urban sprawl.

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 laz the American built environment. Apr 29, Dan rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s a rather bold, almost crass statement about the askew focus of Modern architecture. The specter of Adorno certainly lingers. Oct 23, Annamaria rated it it was amazing. Essential book 4 dezigners.

I’ve wanted to read this since college. Editorial Reviews – Learning from Las Vegas From the Publisher Learning from Las Vegas created a healthy controversy on its appearance incalling for architects aprenndiendo be more receptive to the tastes and values of “common” people and less immodest in their erections of “heroic,” self-aggrandizing monuments.