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Learning From Las Vegas by  Steven  Denise Scott; and Izenour - First Edition - 1972 - from Swan's Fine Books and

Learning From Las Vegas

by Venturi, Robert; Brown, Denise Scott; and Izenour, Steven

Condition: Very good +

Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England: The MIT Press, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. Folio size, 206 pp. Authors Robert Venturi (b. 1925) together with his wife Denise Scott Brown (b. 1931) are among the most influential figures in architecture in the twentieth century. After gaining popularity with his radical "Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture", which criticized the functionalist architecture of the 1950s, Venturi went on to teach a series of studios at Yale School of Architecture. The most famous of those studios led a team of students to study the Las Vegas strip, and was taught with Scott Brown and Steven Izenour (b. 1940), the result being a harsh critique on Modern architecture, using the famous comparison between the "duck" and the "decorated shed." Tom Wolfe's 1981 narrative of Modern architecture, "From Bauhaus to Our House," commends Venturi, Scott Brown, and Izenour for this distinctive condemnation of Modernism. ___DESCRIPTION: Original full gray cloth, stamped in gilt to upper board and backstrip, pictorial label to upper board in colour, illustrated throughout with photographic reproductions, facsimiles, schemes, plans, maps and drawings, errata slip loosely laid in; folio size (14.25" by 10.75"), pagination: [i-xi] xii-xvi [xvii-xviii] 1-188, first edition. ___CONDITION: A very good copy, internally bright and complete, text block is straight and tight, covers are clean with bright gilt, the only prior owner mark is a signature to the first endpaper; some minor rubbing at corners, head and tail of backstrip, overall very good plus. Lacking the original dust jacket. ___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.
  • Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 17052010
  • Title: Learning From Las Vegas
  • Author: Venturi, Robert; Brown, Denise Scott; and Izenour, Steven
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very good +
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The MIT Press
  • Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England
  • Date published: 1972
  • Keywords: Architecture, Modernism, Las Vegas, Bauhaus, Architectural Studies, Yales School of Architecture


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