"I like complexity and contradiction in architecture": First Edition of Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture "an essential document in architectural literature"; Signed by Robert Venturi
Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture.
Venturi, Robert; Introduction by Vincent Scully.$1,500.00
Item Number: 2585
New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1966.
First edition of this essential document of architectural literature. Octavo, original gray cloth, illustrated. Signed and dated by Robert Venturi on the title page. 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).