Returning to Las Vegas

Nicolai Ourousoff pays a visit to an exhibit at Yale that looks back at 'Learning From Las Vegas,' the famed book on Sin City architecture from the 1970s.
December 23, 2009, 7am PST | Tim Halbur
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Robert Venturi was one of the brains behind the book.

"Mr. Venturi and Ms. Scott Brown, who had just married and would soon be business partners, were on a search for a way out of the dead end of postwar Modernism, whose early hopes had by then deteriorated into a dreary functionalism. The book they produced four years later, 'Learning From Las Vegas,' was one of the last of the big architectural manifestos and a heartfelt embrace of American popular culture that would be hard to imagine anyone attempting today."

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Published on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 in The New York Times
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