Las Vegas Studio
Images from the archives of Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown
Learning from Las Vegas, a treatise on architectural theory published in 1972, captivates us primarily through its engaging visual discourse developed during Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown’s 1968 research. For Venturi, Scott Brown, and their collaborator, Steven Izenour, photography was both the means of argumentation and representation of their research. The genuinely pictorial, the photographic quality, provided a decisive guide in our reading. We removed the pictures from their original analytical context and present them as photographic sensations. Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown allowed us full access to their archive for this project. The opportunity to gain insight into this collection of images was a particularly memorable experience for us. The exhibition was first shown at the Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, Switzerland.
Hilar Stadler and Martino Stierli
Exhibition curators: Hilar Stadler and Martino Stierli.
Exhibition produced by the Museum im Bellpark, Kriens.
With support from the Swiss Confederation.
Publication: Las Vegas Studio: Images from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Scheidegger & Spiess, 2008.
Exhibition venue: Grande Halle, Parc des Ateliers.