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architects and architectonic design?

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Hello. How are you? This is a bead devoted to architectural design principles, architects, movements, and outstanding home or building design. Feel free to post articles, interviews, talks, documentaries and clips. A few architects whose...

Hello. How are you? This is a bead devoted to architectural design principles, architects, movements, and outstanding home or building design. Feel free to post articles, interviews, talks, documentaries and clips. A few architects whose works I appreciate: Kurosawa Kisho, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Antti Lovag, Paolo Soleri (who designed Arcosanti), Antoni Gaudi, Paul Revere Williams, Le Corbusier, Ant Farm and Zaha Hadid.
Ericka
Sep 20, 2015
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Robert Venturi, Jim Venturi - Robert Venturi Portfolio [Venturi drawings]
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Architect: Robert Venturi

This is a cool short segment on drawings by one of my favorite architects, Robert Venturi. Venturi and his wife Denise Scott Brown wrote a book I love called "Learning From Las Vegas." I need to get another copy of the book, actually. What I liked about "Learning From Las Vegas" is the idea that the city itself was a much more real work of art -- thinking of the Mint or all the other places which have all been erased from the landscape. Las Vegas is a much more plastic, soulless mass consumerist machine these days. Almost all of the old buildings have been razed. There's even a graveyard of sorts devoted to all the beautiful signage from Las Vegas of old. Venturi and Brown spent a great deal of time documenting vintage Las Vegas -- the REAL Las Vegas we all wish still existed. I wouldn't say it was the Las Vegas depicted in that movie "Casino," but perhaps the Vegas of Liberace and the Rat Pack. The man speaking in the video is Jim Venturi -- the son of Venturi and Brown. So cool.
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