19 December 2005

venturi scott-brown love-fest

THIS MAY SOUND STRANGE and maybe hypocritical, but Robert Venturi and Denise Scott-Brown are my favorite contemporary architects. My admiration is not for their architecture--much of which I don't care for--but rather for the relentlessness of their attitudes and their insistence on maintaining some sort of polemical stance with respect to the status quo. Thoughts???

Check out Lynn Becker's recap of Venturi's recent talk at IIT in Chicago for some classic V-SB polemic.

[Another reason I love them: their website. It is by far the most amazing, schizophrenic, and perverse architecture website I have ever seen. Enjoy.]

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