"Las Vegas in the Rearview Mirror - The City in Thepru, Photography and Film" by Martino Stierli

Las Vegas in the Rearview Mirror - The City in Thepru, Photography and Film Martino Stierli

Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication date:
18 Apr 2013
ISBN:
9781606061374
Imprint:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Dimensions:
352 pages: 254 x 171 x 22mm
Illustrations:
136 full-colour & 88 b&w illustrations

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This is an intelligent and superbly illustrated reevaluation of the seminal architectural manifesto Learning from Las Vegas. Learning from Las Vegas - published in 1972 by the American architects Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour - marks the turn in architectural theory from modern to postmodern. Las Vegas in the Rearview Mirror explores the significance of this controversial publication by situating it in the artistic, architectural, and urbanist discourse of the 1960s and '70s, and by evaluating the book's enduring influence of visual studies and architectural research. Referencing cinematic visuals, Learning from Las Vegas documented a sprawling postwar city from a moving car. Stierli examines this methodology against a background of contemporary pop and conceptual art, allowing him to assess the impact of this architectural manifesto and why it remains relevant today.

Martino Stierli holds a Swiss National Science Foundation Professorship at the Institute of Art History at the University of Zurich. He is a freelance curator and a widely published author.