Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture

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Museum of Modern Art, 1977 - Architecture - 132 pages
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'Complexity and contradiction in architecture' expresses 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.

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User Review  - Rory Hyde - Goodreads

The text opens with "I like...", which I love. Traces a historical narrative of complex and contradictory taste and design that runs counter to reductive modernism. And capped off with examples of VSBA's own work, some skin in the game. A perfectly symmetrical manifesto. Read full review

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User Review  - Stefan Elsholtz - Goodreads

A reasonable book. Makes a few good points without ever getting profound. Read full review

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About the author (1977)

Robert Venturi is an award-winning architect and an influential writer, teacher, artist, and designer. His work includes includes the Sainsbury Wing of London's National Galler; renovation of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; dozens of major academic projects; and the groundbreaking Vanna Venturi House.

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