Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture

ISBN-10: 0870702823
ISBN-13: 9780870702822
Edition: 2nd 1977
Authors: Robert Venturi
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Description: First published in 1966, and since translated into 16 languages, this remarkable book has become an essential document of architectural literature. A "gentle manifesto for a nonstraightforward architecture," Venturi's Complexity and Contradiction in  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1977
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art
Publication date: 7/2/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 10.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

First published in 1966, and since translated into 16 languages, this remarkable book has become an essential document of architectural literature. A "gentle manifesto for a nonstraightforward architecture," Venturi's Complexity and Contradiction in Architectureexpresses in the most compelling and original terms the postmodern rebellion against the purism of modernism. Three hundred and fifty architectural photographs serve as historical comparisons and illuminate the author's ideas on creating and experiencing architecture. Complexity and Contradiction in Architecturewas the winner of the Classic Book Award at the AIA's Seventh Annual International Architecture Book Awards.

Robert Venturi is principal in charge of design in the architectural firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates in Philadelphia. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Pritzker Prize and the Centennial Medal of the American Academy in Rome and, with Denise Scott Brown, the National Medal of Art and the Vincent J. Scully Prize of the National Building Museum. He has taught at Yale and the University of Pennsylvania.

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