"I like complexity and contradiction in architecture": First Edition of Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture "an essential document in architectural literature"; Warmly Inscribed by Robert Venturi
Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture.
Venturi, Robert; Introduction by Vincent Scully.$1,600.00
Item Number: 81249
New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1966.
First edition of this essential document of architectural literature. Octavo, original gray cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Al, Friendship and respect Bob Venturi.” Fine 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).