Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown: Learning from Las Vegas
Edited by Kester Rattenbury, Samantha Hardingham
Routledge – 2008 – 160 pages
The Supercrit series revisits some of the most influential architectural projects of the recent past and examines their impact on the way we think and design today. Based on live studio debates between protagonists and critics, the books describe, explore and criticise these major projects.
This second book in the unprecedented series examines Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown's infamous book which overturned the barriers separating high architecture from the commercial architecture of the Strip.
In Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown: Learning from Las Vegas you can hear the couple's project description, see the drawings and join in the crit. This innovative and compelling book is an invaluable resource for any architecture student.
"The Supercrit books are valuable historical documents, for the projects they describe and for what they tell us about the current conventions of architectural criticism and education. I look forward to the next instalments with enthusiasm. Resume: Supercrit me - the first two books are a taste of more good things to come." - Architects' Journal, 19th June 2008
Project Data. Introduction to Project. Architect’s Own Project Definition. Contemporary Criticism. Section of Drawings. Supercrit Transcript. Crit Sheets and Critics Comments. Selected and Edited Press Reviews. Author’s Own Project Review. Further Reading
Kester Rattenbury is Reader in Architecture at the University of Westminster, co-ordinator of The Research Centre for Experimental Practice (EXP), teacher and architectural journalist.
Samantha Hardingham is an architectural writer, teaches at the Architectural Association and is senior researcher in the Research Centre for Experimental Practice (EXP) at the University of Westminster.