mid.late_20century_pt_2 - ARCH 1302 Architectural History 2 Modernisms in Mid to Late 20th Century and Beyond Robert Venturi(1925 l l l l l l l Began

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ARCH 1302 Architectural History 2 Modernisms in Mid to Late 20th Century and Beyond
Click icon to add clip art Robert Venturi (1925-) l Began post-modernism movement l American architect, Princeton grad l Worked for Saarinen, later Kahn l Taught at U Penn (Kahn’s TA first) l Met and married Denise Scott Brown (planner and architect) l Taught at Yale, Harvard l Pritzker Prize (________) winner in 1991
Click icon to add clip art Robert Venturi l Wrote influential books (treatise for post- modernism Complexity and Contradition in Architecture , 1966) l “Less is a bore” – remember Mies… “less is more” l “I am for messy vitality over obvious unity…” l Book revealed inconsistencies of Palladio, Michelangelo, Nicholas Hawksmoor, Soane, Aalto, Corb and glorified Baroque and Mannerist architecture
Click icon to add clip art Venturi’s Guild House, 1963, PA
Click icon to add clip art Venturi’s Vanna Venturi House, 1962, PA
Click icon to add clip art Venturi’s Vanna Venturi House, 1962, PA
Click icon to add clip art Post-modernism l At turn of century, humanities still taking hermeneutic approach l Scientific inquiry based on positivism l Alternative to both: Husserl’s phenomenology l For some, science inadequate, phenomenology too mystical, so structuralism l Big with architects of period: buildings carry layers of meaning, look to them not architects for meaning l Post-structuralism, relativism l OK, so post-modernism: new directions in architecture after modernism
Click icon to add clip art Philip Johnson (1906-2000) l American architect l Harvard grad, worked with Mies l Influential show at MOMA, said to have introduced modern arch to America l Nazi sympathizer during 1930s l During depression, became journalist, then enlisted in US Army, finally architect
Click icon to add clip art Johnson’s Glass House, 1949, CT

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