Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture

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Museum of Modern Art, 1977 - Architecture - 132 pages
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First published in 1966, and since translated into 16 languages, this remarkable book has become an essential document in architectural literature. As Venturi's "gentle manifesto for a nonstraightforward architecture," 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. Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture was the winner of the Classic Book Award at the AIA's Seventh Annual International Architecture Book Awards.

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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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User Review  - Mohamed - Goodreads

Every architect or architectural student should read it he gives an outstanding historical review of many architectural ideas.... From the first few pages you will learn that complexity and contradiction in architecture is a good thing, less is abroad, more is good! Read full review

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Ambiguity
20
Contradiction Adapted
45
Notes
132
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