Analysis Of Robert Venturi 's Learning From Las Vegas

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Robert Venturi is an architect that had has a significantly influence in architecture for many years. In addition to this, he is a writer, professor and artist, and his works are important for the academy. One of his most well-known project is the Vanna Venturi House, constructed in 1962-1964. He designed it for his mother and it represents one of the first projects of postmodern architecture.
Venturi wrote and presented for the first time in 1972 his book Learning from Las Vegas, in which collaborated Denise Scott Brown, the Founding Principal of its firm Venturi, Scott, Brown, and Associates; and Steven Izenour, the coauthor and director of the firm. This book generated an interesting debate in the architecture field, inviting those who practice that career to be more interested and give value to the “common” culture. The book gives a general idea, not only of what symbolisms means in architecture but also of the meaning of iconography when talking about urban growth. This paper will addresses an analysis of Miami through ideas and concepts of Learning from Las Vegas, and to explain how the book guides its analysis it will use two buildings, The Webster and The Perez Art Museum.
According to the book, there are association when analyzing the perception of forms and images that ornaments and decorations create. An explicit association means a conscious relation of the image and “what it reminds you of”. Explicit is a term use for something that express clearly an idea,…
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