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DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631207535.1997.x


Complexity, with its attendant contradictions, is what Robert V enturi likes in architecture, what he sees as inherent to the medium and the program of architecture, and what he finds is suppressed by the unbending geometry of orthodox modern architecture. Specific features of complexity, such as double- and multi-functioning elements, contrasts between the inside and the outside, dramatic visual juxtapositions, and redundancies of design statement are what, for Venturi, make architecture responsive to human experience, and give both validity and vitality. 1966 : Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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