vjv>ar, etc.: venturi, writing classroom

Thu, 10 Oct 1996 16:24:45 -0500

For those who might be interested, Geoff Sirc has an article entitled
"writing classroom as A&P parking lot" published in PRE/TEXT 14.1-2. He
uses Venturi and bunches more of his kind. We conducted a re/inter/view
with Geoff some time ago. You can find both the article and the at times
rather explosive discussion at



On Thu, 10 Oct 1996, anthony rue wrote:

> Earlier today, Bob King wrote:
> >Interesting to me that strip malls, the Las Vegas strip, and Los Angeles
> >tend to be thought of as canonical or primary texts of pomo! Maybe in
> >part because _Time_ magazine somehow figured out that postmodernism was a
> >new style of architecture!
> um, perhaps Vegas gets singled out because of *Learning From Las Vegas*
> by Venturi, Scott Brown, and Izenour. It started in 1968 as an essay
> called "A Significance for A&P Parking Lots, or Learning from Las Vegas,"
> and was expanded into a book in 1972. It was one of the first studies to
> advance the concept of postmodernism as both architectural practice and
> as critical tool for understanding cultural/critical implications of
> urban sprawl.