Book Review on Complexity and Contradictions in Architecture

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History & Theory of Architecture II
2 April 2015
Book Review of Complexity and Contradictions in Architecture
Robert Charles Venturi is an American architect, originator principal of the architecture firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates. He is also considered one of the foremost architectural dignitaries in the twentieth century dealing with post-modern architecture. Venturi worked in the field of architecture with a partner, which is wife, Denise Scott Brown. They worked together to shape the approach that architects, planners, and students encounter and sense architecture and the American assembled environment. Venturi attended school at the Episcopal Academy in Merion, Pennsylvania. He advanced summa cum laude from Princeton University as a member elect of Phi Beta Kappa and acquired the D’Amato Prize in architecture. He obtained his Master of Fine Arts from Princeton also. The years he spent being educated at Princeton was a dynamic factor in his development of a tactic to architectural theory and design. Contrasting to aesthetics terms, he extracted this tactic from architectural history in logic. He briefly worked under Eero Saarinen in Michigan, and later for Louis Kahn in Philadelphia. He was granted the Rome Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, which he was able to tour and study in Europe for two years. Venturi also held teaching positions at the University of Pennsylvania, allocating for Kahn. He advanced as an associate professor. At the University of Pennsylvania is where he met his wife Denise. Venturi later taught at Yale and was a guest lecturer with Denise at Harvard. In 1991, Venturi was granted the Pritzker Prize, which is a career achievement in architecture. Robert Venturi published two writings that are imperative to modern architecture, Learning from Las Vegas: the Forgotten…...

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