Iconography and Electronics Upon a Generic Architecture a View from the Drafting Room
- List Price: $35.00
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Mit Pr
- Publish date: 04/01/1998
- ISBN: 9780262720298
- ISBN10: 0262720299
The voice is personal -- eloquent in expounding on the unglamorous side of practice; sometimes vituperative and corrective in addressing clients, theoreticians, and critics; often amusing and humorous in looking back on past projects and opportunities; instructive in describing early influences and tastes; and reflective in assessing his own impact on the profession.
The essays include Venturi's 1950 M.F.A. thesis, published here for the first time -- a work that foreshadows many of the themes that were later to make him a controversial and ground-breaking architect and writer -- and a series of vintage Venturi aphorisms.