Architecture as Signs and Systems: For a Mannerist Time / Edition 1

Architecture as Signs and Systems: For a Mannerist Time / Edition 1

by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Denise Scott Brown
     
 

The views of Venturi and Scott Brown have influenced architects worldwide for nearly half a century. Pluralism and multiculturalism; symbolism and iconography; popular culture and the everyday landscape; generic building and electronic communication are among the many ideas they have championed. Here, they present both a fascinating retrospective of their life work… See more details below

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The views of Venturi and Scott Brown have influenced architects worldwide for nearly half a century. Pluralism and multiculturalism; symbolism and iconography; popular culture and the everyday landscape; generic building and electronic communication are among the many ideas they have championed. Here, they present both a fascinating retrospective of their life work and a definitive statement of its theoretical underpinnings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674015715
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Series:
The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization Series, #2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
8.84(w) x 8.68(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown

I. Architecture as Sign rather than Space New Mannerism rather than Old Expressionism
Robert Venturi

1. An Evolution of Ideas

2. Communication and Convention for an Iconographic Architecture

3. Architecture as Sign in the Work of VSBA

4. A New Mannerism, for Architecture as Sign

II. Architecture as Patterns and Systems Learning from Planning
Denise Scott Brown

5. Some Ideas and Their History

6. Activities as Patterns

7. The Redefinition of Functionalism

8. Context in Context

9. Essays in Context

10. Mannerism, because You Can't Follow All the Rules of All the Systems All the Time

Conclusion: Signs and Sytems in a Mannerist Architecture for Today
Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown

Notes

Bibliography

Illustration Credits

Index

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