Out of the Ordinary: Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Associates : Architecture, Urbanism, Design

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This engaging book presents the first critical retrospective look at the extraordinary architectural achievement of Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and their firm. Known for such prominent buildings as the Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery in London and the Seattle Art Museum as well as such major urban revitalisation plans as Washington Avenue in Miami and South Street in Philadelphia, Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates changed the face of architectural history. This husband and wife team rejected the universality of modernist design for a particularised contextual and associational approach to building, lauding the complexity and contradictions in the historic citycape and learning from Las Vegas the value and vitality of the everyday environment. The book, which combines both biography and critical analysis, includes essays on the firm's early and later architectural works and on their lesser-known decorative arts. It also features handsome colour plates of the firm's buildings, architectural drawings, and furniture and other decorative arts, as well as a checklist of all their buildings and projects. The catalogue accompanies a major exhibition that opens at the P

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About the author (2001)

David B. Brownlee is professor of the history of art, University of Pennsylvania.
David G. De Long is professor of architecture, University of Pennsylvania.
Vincent Scully is Sterling Professor emeritus of the history of art at Yale University.

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.

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.

Katherine Ware is Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center, and Peter Barberie is Horace W. Goldsmith Curatorial Fellow in Photography, both at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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