• Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture

I like complexity and contradiction in architecture. I do not like the incoherence or arbitrariness of incompetent architecture nor the precious intricacies of picturesqueness or expressionism": First Edition of Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture "an essential document in architectural literature"; Signed by Robert Venturi

Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture.


Item Number: 2585

New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1966.

First edition. Octavo, original gray cloth. Signed and dated by Robert Venturi on the title page. An excellent near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear.

As Venturi's "gentle manifesto for a nonstraightforward architecture," Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture expresses in the most compelling and original terms the postmodern rebellion against the purism of modernism. Three hundred and fifty architectural photographs serve as historical comparisons and illuminate the author's ideas on creating and experiencing architecture" (The New York Times).

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