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“Inbetween Spaces” Pt. 4

Part 4: The Ambiguous and Undefined.

For Robert Venturi, “both-and” carries a latent ambiguity in its meaning. Man, used to catalogue objects, always tries to define realities in an exact manner: Black or white; Inside or Out. 605 more words


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There are pragmatic reasons for using convention in architecture, but there are expressive justifications as well…Through unconventional organization of conventional parts is able to create new meanings within the whole.

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An Architectural Pendulum: or Another Loos is Needed

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“An Architectural Pendulum: or Another Loos is Needed” is a critical analysis of the postmodern movement and its derivation as a reaction to the modernist ideals. 904 more words

Guarini - Saarinen?

The Church of the Immacolata Concezione, Turin, and Modernism

Eero Saarinen, Trans World Airlines Flight Center, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Jamaica Bay, Queens | Source: … 849 more words

Architectural History

"Less is a bore."

“Less is a bore.”

— Robert Venturi, architect


"...You should do what turns you on."

“Modernism is about space. Postmodernism is about communication. You should do what turns you on.”

— Robert Venturi, architect


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I like elements which are hybrid rather than “pure,” compromising rather than “clean,” distorted rather than “straightforward,” ambiguous rather than “articulated,” perverse as well as impersonal, boring as well as “interesting,” conventional rather than “designed,” accommodating rather than excluding, redundant rather than simple, vestigial as well as innovating, inconsistent and equivocal rather than direct and clear.

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