Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Peter Fischli
Las Vegas Studio, Engl. Ausgabe
HC, 28 x 21 cm., 138 pp., Engl. Ed.
Scheidegger & Spiess 2008
1968, American architects Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour joined together with students from Yale University and took on Las Vegas as a subject of research. The research led to the 1972 publication of the seminal architectural theory treatise "Learning from Las Vegas". Since it was first published in 1972, it has become a classic in the theory of architecture, and one of the most influential architectural texts of the twentieth century.
Las Vegas Studio presents for the first time these significant photographs in large color reproductions. The numerous pictures and films the architects shot during their research in 1968 are a crucial aspect of their architectural study, which relies heavily on these images as the foundation of their ideas. The original slides of these pictures are held by Philadelphia architecture firm Venturi, Scott Brown, & Associates, which has only now opened its archive. The book assembles a large selection of these iconic images and film stills, alongside essays that explore how the pictures contemplate the phenomenon of the modern city?forge the link to architectural practice of the decades since.
One of those videos of a helicopterride in full daylight across the famous Stardust-sign can be found under http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=1568173194
Eine deutsche Ausgabe ist ebenfalls erhältlich.