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Oral history interview with Robert Venturi

Interviewee:
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Interviewer:
Reed, Peter  Search this
Names:
Kahn, Louis I., 1901-1974  Search this
Scott Brown, Denise, 1931-  Search this
Scully, Vincent Joseph, 1920-  Search this
Extent:
156 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1991 June 1-July 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Robert Venturi conducted 1991 June 1-1991 July 20, by Peter Reed, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Venturi discusses his childhood, education and early career; travelling to Rome; his relationships with Louis Kahn and Vincent Scully; writing "Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture"; teaching at Yale University; his partnership with Denise Scott Brown; projects such as the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery in London, the house he built for his mother, the Guild House and the Seattle Art Museum; and architect/client, architect/contractor relationships in contemporary practice.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Venturi (1925- ) is an architect from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 50 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.
Restrictions:
Patrons must use transcript.
Topic:
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Architects -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Architectural firms -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.ventur91
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ventur91

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

A view from the Campidoglio selected essays, 1953-1984 Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown ; edited by Peter Arnell, Ted Bickford, Catherine Bergart

Author:
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Scott Brown, Denise 1931-  Search this
Arnell, Peter  Search this
Bickford, Ted  Search this
Bergart, Catherine  Search this
Physical description:
154 pages illustrations 23 x 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
20th century
20e siècle
Topic:
Architecture--Themes, motives  Search this
Architecture, Modern--Themes, motives  Search this
Architecture--Thèmes, motifs  Search this
Bouwkunst  Search this
Arquitetura (Ensaios)  Search this
Buildings--Architectural design  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1111726

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:

Architecture as signs and systems : for a mannerist time / Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown

Author:
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Scott Brown, Denise 1931-  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 251 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2004
Topic:
Symbolism in architecture  Search this
Communication in architectural design  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_767103

Out of the ordinary : Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Associates : architecture, urbanism, design / David B. Brownlee, David G. DeLong, and Kathryn B. Hiesinger ; checklist of projects and buildings by William Whitaker ; chronology by Diane L. Minnite

Author:
Brownlee, David Bruce  Search this
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Scott Brown, Denise 1931-  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego  Search this
Heinz Architectural Center  Search this
Subject:
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Scott Brown, Denise 1931-  Search this
Venturi Scott Brown and Associates  Search this
Physical description:
x, 277 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
20th century
Topic:
Architecture--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_684730

Urban concepts / Denise Scott Brown ; [editor, Andreas C. Papadakis]

Author:
Scott Brown, Denise 1931-  Search this
Papadakēs, A  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
City planning  Search this
Architecture and society  Search this
Architecture--Human factors  Search this
Call number:
NA9085.B76 A4 1990
NA9085.B76A4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_414348

Learning from Las Vegas [by] Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour

Author:
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Scott Brown, Denise 1931-  Search this
Izenour, Steven  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 188 p. illus. 37 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nevada
Las Vegas
Date:
1972
[1972]
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Symbolism in architecture  Search this
Call number:
NA735.L3 V4X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_12489

Pop culture, ordinariness, city form / Pattabi Ganapathi Raman

Author:
Raman, Pattabi Ganapathi  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Scott-Brown, Denise 1931-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
South Africa
Date:
2012
Topic:
Architects  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A788
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1010832

Las Vegas studio : images from the archive of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown / edited by Hilar Stadler and Martino Stierli in collaboration with Peter Fischli

Editor:
Stadler, Hilar  Search this
Scott Brown, Denise 1931-  Search this
Fischli, Peter 1952-  Search this
Author:
Museum im Bellpark  Search this
Deutsches Architekturmuseum  Search this
Subject:
Venturi Scott Brown and Associates Photograph collections  Search this
Physical description:
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Nevada
Las Vegas
Date:
2008
©2008
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Symbolism in architecture  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1067669

Learning from Las Vegas : the forgotten symbolism of architectural form / Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Steven Izenour

Author:
Venturi, Robert  Search this
Joint author:
Scott Brown, Denise 1931-  Search this
Izenour, Steven  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 192 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nevada
Las Vegas
Date:
1977
C1977
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Symbolism in architecture  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_955905

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