Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture

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The 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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Review: Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture

User Review  - Mina - Goodreads

Although a book written as an out break from the orthodox modern movement in architecture, this book yet has to present useful ideas to employ in design to this day. Principles mentioned in this book ... Read full review

Review: Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture

User Review  - John E. Branch Jr. - Goodreads

Though I had read parts of an architectural history, this is probably the first book of architectural theory that I read. It shaped my thinking and sharpened my eye, yet I can't say that it changed my ... Read full review

Contents

Ambiguity
20
Contradiction Juxtaposed
56
9 The Inside and the Outside
70
The Obligation Toward the Difficult Whole
88
Works
106
Notes
132
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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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