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Monographs or surveys on architectural movements and architects from the post WW I era (1918) to the present.

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Venturi, Robert, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, New York, The Museum of Modern Art,, 1966, 1st ed., second printing, 8vo (8" x 6"), HB, silver cloth boards w/ black embossed titles, white dj w/ black & red titles, VG / VG. Some foxing to pages, bds slightly soiled, spine extremities bumped. DJ edgeworn, slightly soiled, rubbed, price-clipped.

Published in association with The Graham Foundation for Advanced studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago. 144 pp. 350 illustrations. A classic work, the first in MoMA's Papers on Architecture Series. Contents: Nonstraightforward Architecture: A Gentle Manifesto; Complexity and Contradition vs. Simplification or Picturesqueness; Ambiguity; Contradictory Levels: The Phenomenon of "Both-And" in Architecture; Contradictory Levels Continued: The Double-Functioning Element; Accommodation and the Limitation of Order: The Conventional Element; Contradiction Adapted; Contradiction Juxtaposed; The Inside and the Outside; The Obligation Toward the Difficult Whole.    [Book ID # 937]


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