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Robert Venturi's Complexity and contradiction at fifty.
imprint
New York : The Museum of Modern Art, [2019]
description
2 volumes (135 pages, 8 unnumbered pages; 192 pages) : illustrations (some color), plans, portraits ; 21 cm, in box 22 x 16 x 5 cm.
ISBN
1633450619, 1633450627, 9781633450615, 9781633450622
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York : The Museum of Modern Art, [2019]
isbn
1633450619
1633450627
9781633450615
9781633450622
contents note
1. Complexity and contradiction in architecture / Robert Venturi ; with an introduction by Vincent Scully -- 2. "Complexity and contradiction" at fifty : on Robert Venturi's 'Gentle manifesto' / [contributions by] Martino Stierli, David B. Brownlee [and fifteen others] ; edited by Alexander Scrimgeour.
general note
"First published in 1966, Robert Venturi's 'Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture', widely considered the foundational text of postmodernism, has become an essential document in architectural theory and criticism."--Artbook website (viewed on July 22, 2019)
"This new two-volume boxed set presents a facsimile of the original edition paired with a compendium of new scholarship on and around Venturi's seminal treatise."--Artbook website (viewed on July 22, 2019)
Title from box.
abstract
"The ten selected essays, a number of which were presented at a three-day international conference co-organized by MoMA to celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Complexity and Contradiction" in 2016, address diverse issues, such as the book's relationship to Venturi's own built oeuvre and its significance in the contemporary landscape. Additional short commentaries by contemporary practitioners attest to 'Complexity's' enduring influence on architectural practice. Together, these two volumes expand the horizons of--and introduce a new generation to--Venturi's 'Gentle manifesto.'"
catalogue key
12983334
 
Includes bibliographical references.

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