Archinect - Features 2016-10-01T18:24:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/149970924/learning-from-learning-from-las-vegas-with-denise-scott-brown-part-i-the-foundation Learning from 'Learning from Las Vegas' with Denise Scott Brown, Part I: The Foundation Nicholas Korody 2016-09-28T12:12:00-04:00 >2016-09-29T15:25:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ko/kohxmz836hef8lid.jpg" width="514" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Nearly fifty years ago, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/262701/denise-scott-brown" target="_blank">Denise Scott Brown</a>, her husband <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/19781/robert-venturi" target="_blank">Robert Venturi</a>, and Steven Izenour brought nine architecture students, two planning students, and two graphic design students to Las Vegas. There they studied the famous, if often derided, Las Vegas Strip, discovering a wealth of meaning in its bright signage. Their findings, published four years later in 1972, became one of the seminal texts of architectural theory and influenced an entire generation of practitioners and thinkers.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/2220223/architecture-in-the-givenness-toward-the-difficult-whole-again-part-2 Architecture in the Givenness - Toward the Difficult Whole Again: Part 2 Steven Song 2011-04-26T22:06:00-04:00 >2012-12-14T17:56:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o1/o1t5z1vqdiwewr3g.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Our education is based upon the Classical education. An architect is a mason who has learned Latin. Modern architects seem, however, more likely to have mastered Esperanto.<br><br> Adolf Loos, &ldquo;Grunds&auml;tzliches von Adolf Loos,&rdquo; Adolf Loos (Vienna: 1930), p. 17.<br><br> In our world of powerful stimuli and the often irresponsible, commercially motivated love of experimentation for its own sake, there is a great deal that does not establish real communication. For intoxication alone cannot insure lasting communication.<br><br> Hans-Georg Gadamer, The Relevance of the Beautiful (UK: 1970), p. 51.<br><br> The art of building has been transformed into a business of self-display and promotion through the design and construction of figurative motifs, making it an object of consumption.<br><br> David Leatherbarrow, The Roots of Architectural Invention, (UK: 1993), p.1.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/2216621/architecture-in-the-givenness-toward-the-difficult-whole-again-part-1 Architecture in the Givenness - Toward the Difficult Whole Again: Part 1 Steven Song 2011-04-08T12:46:07-04:00 >2011-11-17T15:46:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x6827pckzdjgxhbo.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Our education is based upon the Classical education. An architect is a mason who has learned Latin. Modern architects seem, however, more likely to have mastered Esperanto.<br><br> Adolf Loos, &ldquo;Grunds&auml;tzliches von Adolf Loos,&rdquo; Adolf Loos (Vienna: 1930), p. 17.<br><br> In our world of powerful stimuli and the often irresponsible, commercially motivated love of experimentation for its own sake, there is a great deal that does not establish real communication. For intoxication alone cannot insure lasting communication.<br><br> Hans-Georg Gadamer, The Relevance of the Beautiful (UK: 1970), p. 51.<br><br> The art of building has been transformed into a business of self-display and promotion through the design and construction of figurative motifs, making it an object of consumption.<br><br> David Leatherbarrow, The Roots of Architectural Invention, (UK: 1993), p. 1.</p>