Robert Venturi’s Rome

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SpecificationsSKU: 90652Size: 5.5″ x 9″ Portrait Pages: 112pp Binding: softbound Publication Date: October 2017 ISBN: 978-1-939621-87-0 World Rights: Available

Robert Venturi’s Rome is a guidebook to the city of Rome seen through the eyes of Robert Venturi and re- interpreted by two subsequent Rome Prize fellows and architects, Frederick Fisher and Stephen Harby. Published in 1966, Venturi viewed architecture, landscape and art as different manifestations of common themes. Fundamental to the development of any young architects’ outlook on architecture, Venturi wrote this seminal publication following a two-year Rome Prize fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. Many buildings in Rome serve as examples that illustrate his theories, underscoring the city’s profound influence on Venturi’s thinking: from the Pantheon, through works by his favorite artist, Michelangelo, and on to 20th century buildings by Armando Brasini and Luigi Moretti, Venturi reveals Rome as a complex and contradictory city.

In the original book, published in 1966, Venturi viewed architecture, landscape and art as different manifestations of common aesthetic themes. Venturi wrote this seminal publication following a two-year Rome Prize fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, and there is no doubt the city had a profound influence on his thinking. Many buildings in Rome serve as examples that illustrate his theories. From the Pantheon, through works by his favorite artist, Michelangelo, and on to 20th century buildings by Armando Brasini and Luigi Moretti, Venturi reveals Rome as a complex and contradictory city. Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture became one of the era’s most significant theoretical works on architectural theory and is still fundamental to the development of every young architect’s outlook on architecture. Thus, Fisher and Harby’s Robert Venturi’s Rome pays homage to the design influence this publication has had, and will continue to have, on the design world

Stephen Harby

Stephen Harby is an architect who practiced with the late Charles Moore and was a Visiting Lecturer at the Yale School of Architecture from 2001-2016.  His professional activities are concentrated in various realms, all focused on furthering the understanding and appreciation of the built environment. As an artist, Stephen Harby is an accomplished and recognized watercolor painter with his work found in many collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago. He has been recognized through grants and fellowships, including those from the MacDowell Colony, Western European Architectural Foundation (Gabriel Prize), and the American Academy in Rome (Rome Prize).

Frederick Fisher

Driven to create fulfilling environments, Frederick Fisher approaches architecture as a collaborative process. Frederick gained stature in the art and academic worlds by designing exceptional spaces for the practice and exhibition of art. He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, where he combined his passions for art and architecture in the exploration of museum meaning and design. A registered architect since 1978, Fisher received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College in Art and Art History and a Master’s of Architecture from UCLA.

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Size

5.5" x 9" Portrait

Pages

112pp

Binding

softbound

Publication date

October 2017

ISBN

978-1-939621-87-0

World rights