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Oral history interview with Denise Scott Brown, 1990 October 25-1991 November 9

Interviewee:
Scott Brown, Denise, 1931-  Search this
Interviewer:
Reed, Peter  Search this
Subject:
Kahn, Louis I.  Search this
Korn, Arthur  Search this
Scott Brown, Robert  Search this
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Architectural Association (Great Britain)  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston  Search this
National Gallery  Search this
University of Pennsylvania  Search this
Venturi Scott Brown and Associates  Search this
Venturi, Rauch, and Scott Brown  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Architecture -- Study and teaching  Search this
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Architecture, Postmodern -- United States  Search this
City planning  Search this
Women architects -- Interviews  Search this
Architects -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13059
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215692
AAA_collcode_scottb90
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215692
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Denise Scott Brown

Interviewee:
Scott Brown, Denise, 1931-  Search this
Interviewer:
Reed, Peter  Search this
Names:
Architectural Association (Great Britain) -- Students  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston  Search this
National Gallery (Great Britain)  Search this
University of Pennsylvania -- Faculty  Search this
University of Pennsylvania -- Students  Search this
Venturi Scott Brown and Associates  Search this
Venturi, Rauch, and Scott Brown  Search this
Kahn, Louis I., 1901-1974  Search this
Korn, Arthur, 1891-  Search this
Scott Brown, Robert  Search this
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Extent:
188 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1990 October 25-1991 November 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Denise Scott Brown conducted 1990 October 25-1991 November 9, by Peter Reed, for the Archives of American Art.
Scott Brown discusses her family background and growing up in South Africa; her education at the University of Witwatersrand, the Architectural Association, London, a summer school in Venice, sponsored by Congres Internationale d'Architecture Moderne, and the University of Pennsylvania, recalling some of her teachers (including Arthur Korn and Louis Kahn); her first husband, Robert Scott Brown, and their travels throughout Europe and experiences in Pennsylvania; her teaching philosophy and experiences at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Harvard, UCLA, and Berkeley; the architecture program at Penn from her perspective as a student and as a member of the faculty; meeting Robert Venturi, their work together, the firm and the difficulties encountered in the 1970s and 1980s, some of their projects such as the National Gallery, London, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and planning work; publications such as "Complexity and Contradiction," "Urban concepts," "Worm's Eye View," and "Learning from Las Vegas;" postmodern architecture; critics; and her experiences as a woman in the field.
Biographical / Historical:
Denise Scott Brown (1931- ) is an architect of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
General:
Originally recorded on 10 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 19 digital wav files. Duration is 13 hr., 45 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Topic:
Architecture -- Study and teaching  Search this
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Architecture, Postmodern -- United States  Search this
City planning  Search this
Women architects -- Interviews  Search this
Architects -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Architectural firms -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.scottb90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-scottb90

Housing the airship / Architectural Association ; [edited by Christopher Dean]

Author:
Dean, Christopher  Search this
Architectural Association (Great Britain)  Search this
Physical description:
90 pages (6 folded) : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
1989
©1989
Topic:
Airships--History  Search this
Transportation buildings  Search this
Hangars  Search this
Airport buildings  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1092387

Gordon Matta-Clark : the space between / James Attlee & Lisa Le Feuvre

Author:
Attlee, James  Search this
Le Feuvre, Lisa  Search this
Matta-Clark, Gordon 1943-1978  Search this
Centre for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow, Scotland)  Search this
Architectural Association (Great Britain)  Search this
Subject:
Matta-Clark, Gordon 1943-1978 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
111 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Deconstructivism (Architecture)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_812423

The optical magic lantern journal and photographic enlarger

Title:
New magic lantern journal 1986
Author:
Magic Lantern Society of Great Britain  Search this
Architectural Association (Great Britain)  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1978
1978-
Topic:
Lantern projection  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_812568

The Architectural Association sketch book

Title:
Architectural Association sketchbook
Author:
Architectural Association (Great Britain)  Search this
Royal Institute of British Architects  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 43-47cm
Type:
Periodicals
Sketch-books
Date:
1868
1923
1868-1923
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_786863

Hablik, designer, utopian, architect, expressionist, artist, 1881-1934 / W. Hablik

Author:
Hablik, Wenzel 1881-1934  Search this
Architectural Association (Great Britain)  Search this
Subject:
Hablik, Wenzel 1881-1934 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1980
C1980
Call number:
N6888.H223 A4 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_657245

AA files : annals of the Architectural Association School of Architecture

Title:
Architectural Association files
A.A. files
Files
Author:
Architectural Association (Great Britain) School of Architecture  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1982
[c1981]-
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_505777

The idea of the city : architectural associations / edited by Robin Middleton

Title:
Architectural associations
Author:
Middleton, Robin  Search this
Architectural Association (Great Britain)  Search this
Physical description:
238 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 x 26 cm
Type:
Designs and plans
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Cities and towns  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_543930

Osaka follies / [jointly arranged by the Architectural Association in London and Workshop for Architecture and Urbanism in Tokyo]

Author:
Architectural Association (Great Britain)  Search this
Kenchiku Toshi Wākushoppu  Search this
Physical description:
167 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Japan
Osaka
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Follies (Architecture)--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NA8460 .O814 1991
NA8460.O814 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_445794

Blaubox / Coop Himmelblau : Wolf D. Prix, H. Swiczinsky [in conversation with Alvin Boyarsky : essay by Michael Sorkin]

Author:
Boyarsky, Alvin  Search this
Sorkin, Michael 1948-  Search this
Prix, Wolf D. 1942-  Search this
Swiczinsky, Helmut 1944-  Search this
Coop Himmelblau  Search this
Architectural Association (Great Britain)  Search this
Subject:
Coop Himmelblau  Search this
Physical description:
1 case (24 p., 28 sheets) : ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Austria
Date:
1988
20th century
Topic:
Architectural firms  Search this
Architects--Interviews  Search this
Architecture, Modern  Search this
Call number:
NA1008.5.C65 B64 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_456346

Victims : a work / by John Hejduk

Author:
Hejduk, John 1929-2000  Search this
Architectural Association (Great Britain)  Search this
Subject:
Hejduk, John 1929-2000  Search this
Physical description:
[94] p., [1] folded leaf of plates : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1986
20th century
Topic:
Architecture--History--Designs and plans  Search this
Call number:
NA737.H36 H47 1986
NA737.H36H47 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_330292

Czech functionalism : 1918-1938 / with foreword by Gustav Peichl and introductory essay by Vladimir Slapeta

Author:
Šlapeta, Vladimír  Search this
Ironimus  Search this
Architectural Association (Great Britain)  Search this
Národní technické muzeum v Praze  Search this
Physical description:
175 p. : ill., 1 map, ports., plans ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Czech Republic
Date:
1987
C1987
20th century
Topic:
Architecture--History  Search this
Functionalism (Architecture)--History  Search this
Design--History  Search this
Industrial design--History  Search this
Call number:
NA1031 .C99 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_368381

Sir Owen Williams, 1890-1969 / David Cottam ; with contributions by Stephen Rosenberg, Frank Newby and George Crabb ; edited by Gavin Stamp

Author:
Cottam, David  Search this
Stamp, Gavin  Search this
Architectural Association (Great Britain)  Search this
Subject:
Williams, Owen Sir 1890-1969 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
176 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
England
Date:
1986
C1986
20th century
Topic:
Architects--History  Search this
Call number:
NA997.W72 C84 1986
NA997.W72C84 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_369714

Gunnar Asplund 1885-1940 : the dilemma of classicism

Author:
Asplund, Erik Gunnar 1885-1940  Search this
Architectural Association (Great Britain)  Search this
Subject:
Asplund, Erik Gunnar 1885-1940  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. : ill. (some col.), port. ; 35 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sweden
Date:
1988
C1988
20th century
Topic:
Architecture--History  Search this
Neoclassicism (Architecture)--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NA1293.A8 A842 1988
NA1293.A8A842 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_374549

Nostalgia of culture : contemporary Soviet visionary architecture

Author:
Cooke, Catherine  Search this
Architectural Association (Great Britain)  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Soviet Union
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Call number:
NA1188 .N898 1988
NA1188.N898 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_374551

Mary Miss : projects, 1966-1987

Author:
Miss, Mary 1944-  Search this
Architectural Association (Great Britain)  Search this
Subject:
Miss, Mary 1944-  Search this
Miss, Mary 1944- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
107 p. : ill., plans ; 34 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1987
C1987
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Call number:
NB237.M68 A4 1987
NB237.M68A4 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381674

Robert Atkinson, 1883-1952 / edited by Paul Spencer-Longhurst ; with contributions by Gavin Stamp, Alan Powers

Author:
Spencer-Longhurst, Paul  Search this
Stamp, Gavin  Search this
Atkinson, Robert 1883-1952  Search this
Powers, Alan 1955-  Search this
Architectural Association (Great Britain)  Search this
Barber Institute of Fine Arts  Search this
Subject:
Atkinson, Robert 1883-1952 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
England
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Architects  Search this
Call number:
NA997.A87 R63 1989
NA997.A87R63 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_396950

Miss Gertrude Jekyll, 1843-1932, gardener / catalogue written by Jane Brown

Author:
Jekyll, Gertrude 1843-1932  Search this
Brown, Jane  Search this
Architectural Association (Great Britain)  Search this
Subject:
Jekyll, Gertrude 1843-1932  Search this
Physical description:
49 p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1981
C1981
Topic:
Gardens, English--Exhibitions  Search this
Gardens--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
SB63.J4 M67 1981
SB63.J4M67 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_251502

Hermann Muthesius, 1861-1927

Author:
Muthesius, Hermann 1861-1927  Search this
Günther, Sonja  Search this
Posener, Julius  Search this
Sharp, Dennis  Search this
Muthesius, Eckart  Search this
Architectural Association (Great Britain)  Search this
Subject:
Muthesius, Hermann 1861-1927  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill., facsims., plans, ports. ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
C1979
Call number:
NA1088.M99 A4 1979
NA1088.M99A4 1979
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_251798

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