Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture
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.
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Review: Complexity and Contradiction in ArchitectureUser 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
Review: Complexity and Contradiction in ArchitectureUser Review - Goodreads
A reasonable book. Makes a few good points without ever getting profound.
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