Look Who's Bobbing

Last month I posted about Robert Venturi's appearance at IIT's Crown Hall, as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, in a lecture aligning Mies with Venturi and his wife and professional partner Denise Scott Brown. I ended the post by saying, "the duo's updating of their theories to the signs, symbols, and iconography of the digital age is unfortunately just as off-putting [as the rest of their oeuvre]," but without any evidence to back up that opinion. Well, Mr. Becker helps me out by including a slide (below) of their Shanghai towers in his article on the lecture.

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A severely-truncated version of the article as it appears in this week's Chicago Reader is also available in PDF format.