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Robert Venturi

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  • For LACMA's 'old' buildings, no time like the present

     For LACMA's 'old' buildings, no time like the present
    A couple of major ironies are folded into the title of the big new architecture exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA." The first irony is that the title itself rings with echoes...
  • Review: 'Windshield Perspective' is a tricky way to look at L.A.

    Review: 'Windshield Perspective' is a tricky way to look at L.A.
    For the last several weeks, the best way to try to understand Beverly Boulevard has been to head for a different boulevard — Wilshire — and the western end of the Miracle Mile. On view there, at the Architecture and Design Museum, is one...
  • Pritzker Prize jury won't retroactively honor Denise Scott Brown

    Pritzker Prize jury won't retroactively honor Denise Scott Brown
    Organizers of the Pritzker Architecture Prize — the highest award in the field of architecture — have turned down a request to retroactively honor Denise Scott Brown, whose design partner and husband Robert Venturi received the award in 1991....
  • L.A. artists, architects' effect on each other at MAK Center exhibit

    L.A. artists, architects' effect on each other at MAK Center exhibit
    "Everything Loose Will Land" has landed. And its timing could hardly be better. The exhibition at the MAK Center in West Hollywood, curated by UCLA architectural historian and critic Sylvia Lavin, is a wry study of the ways Los Angeles artists and...
  • TV Picks: 'Family Tree,' 'Nashville,' '10 Buildings,' 'The Middle'

    TV Picks: 'Family Tree,' 'Nashville,' '10 Buildings,' 'The Middle'
    "Family Tree" (HBO, premieres Sunday). Christopher Guest has made you a TV series. Thank him. The director of "A Mighty Wind" and "Best in Show" and one of the forces behind and in "This Is Spinal Tap" -- in which he was Nigel Tufnel, whose amplifier went...
  • Review: '10 Buildings That Changed America' is a rewarding tour

    Review: '10 Buildings That Changed America' is a rewarding tour
    The new PBS program "10 Buildings That Changed America" is nothing if not efficient. In a single breezy hour, it moves from Thomas Jefferson to Frank Gehry, racing in a chronological blur past Frank Lloyd Wright, Robert Venturi and a handful of other...
  • What's new in London since the last big royal wedding

    What's new in London since the last big royal wedding
    So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why. Here's one reason: They defy time. Start with just the...
  • Ground Level: New meaning for Venice's landmark binoculars

     
    In their classic study of commercial-strip architecture, 1972’s “Learning from Las Vegas,” Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour defined two kinds of ornamented buildings: the “Decorated Shed,” a plain shell...
  • Pritzker Prize goes to Wang Shu, 48-year-old Chinese architect

     
    Pritzker Prize: The Pritzker Prize, architecture's most prestigious award, on Monday was awarded to Wang Shu, a Chinese architect. Wang Shu is in Los Angeles for an appearance at UCLA....
  • The Barnes Foundation's alarming architectural plans

     
    One clear sign of the sad loss that will occur should the Barnes Foundation's fabled art collection move in 2012 from its historic home to a new building in downtown Philadelphia has now been disclosed. The new building is being......
  • Barnes Foundation seeks dismissal of court petition

     
    Don't read the Barnes Foundation's request for dismissal of a court petition too closely...
  • At auction: architectural history

    At auction: architectural history
    As part of a high-powered campaign to promote Richard Neutra's 1946 Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, which it auctioned during its big evening sale of postwar and contemporary art two weeks ago, Christie's produced a glossy booklet on the house and its...