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Since it was first published in 1972, Learning from Las Vegas has become a classic in the theory of architecture and one of the most influential architecture texts of the twentieth century. The treatise by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour (1940–2001) enjoys a reputation as a signal work of postmodernism in architecture and urban planning. Yet none of the book’s editions have ever featured high-quality color images of the field research the authors conducted to illustrate their argument. Las Vegas Studio is the first book ever to present these significant photographs in large, full-color reproductions.[expand title="more"] Now available in paperback, this unique book features these iconic images and film stills, alongside essays by Swiss scholars Stanislaus von Moos and Martino Stierli that explore how the pictures contemplate the phenomenon of the modern city. Also included is a discussion by curator and critic Hans Ulrich Obrist with Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and Swiss artist Peter Fischli that speaks to the strong and lasting influence these images still have on contemporary art and movies. A unique opportunity to experience the full intent and import of the Learning from Las Vegas project, Las Vegas Studio continues to appeal to architects, architectural historians, and scholars alike.[/expand]

This publication gathers together interviews with international artists, architects, and curators of the contemporary art world, such as John Baldessari, Ute Meta Bauer, Suzanne Cotter, Bice Curiger, Chris Dercon, Charles Esche, Liam Gillick, Michael Govan, Katharina Grosse, Yuko Hasegawa, Jacques Herzog, Thomas Hirschhorn, Philipp Kaiser, Rem Koolhaas, Lars Nittve, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Thierry Raspail, Tobias Rehberger, Beatrix Ruf, among others. Their different answers bring visibility to the complexity of the topic, but also to the deep pleasure and intellectual stimulation museums provide, as well as to their relevance to culture today.

For more of this series click here. “Today was Tomorrow” is the theme that guides the seventh chapter in the explorations of the IN Residence Diaries project. The volume is devoted to a workshop experience held in the context of the Swiss Summer School: [expand title="more"]hosted for a week-long residence at the Swiss Pavilion in the “Giardini della Biennale” (in the context of XIV Venice Biennale of Architecture) for a programme of activities involving the world’s best universities and educational-training experiences, the IN Residence project developed an original thematic study that produced surprising results. Featuring contributions from Hans Ulrich Obrist, Lorenza Baroncelli, Jan Boelen and Gianluigi Ricuperati, this diary bears witness to the intensity of an extraordinary event and celebrates the vitality of a project of reflection and research that is unique in its genre. The book also offers the opportunity to deepen the thought and work of the designers who took part in the seventh edition of the series of workshops produced by IN Residence.[/expand]