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Robert Venturi

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  • Review: A timely look at L.A. designer Deborah Sussman

    Review: A timely look at L.A. designer Deborah Sussman
    Even after the windfall of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents series of exhibitions in 2013, there's still a significant list of postwar Los Angeles architects and designers whose careers remain underexplored. Among the most intriguing is the...
  • Architect Shigeru Ban, known for disaster relief, wins Pritzker Prize

    Architect Shigeru Ban, known for disaster relief, wins Pritzker Prize
    For the third time in five years, the Pritzker Prize is going to a Japanese architect. Shigeru Ban, a 56-year-old architect born in Tokyo, was named the winner of his profession’s top honor on Monday. Yet Ban’s architecture is markedly...
  • What the Houston Astrodome can teach us

     What the Houston Astrodome can teach us
    Now that voters have rejected a plan to save the Houston Astrodome, a marvel of engineering muscle and space-age glamour and easily the city's most important building, it would be easy to conclude that modern architecture has a major image problem in this...
  • Japan's Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Architecture Prize

    Japan's Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Architecture Prize
    Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who has used high-strength cardboard tubes to make temporary housing for victims of natural disasters and refugees fleeing conflicts, on Monday was named the 2014 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's...
  • Inside artist Jaume Plensa's giant Millennium Park sculptures

    Inside artist Jaume Plensa's giant Millennium Park sculptures
    Jaume Plensa visited his giant heads the other day. He arrived at a corner of Madison Street and Michigan Avenue, found a park bench and reflected. His giant heads appeared to be doing fine, he said. The older heads hadn't aged very much, and the newer...
  • Burberry building review: Plaid bad on Michigan Avenue

    Burberry building review: Plaid bad on Michigan Avenue
    It's a decorated shed. That's what authors of the seminal book, “Learning From Las Vegas,” would call the new Burberry at North Michigan Avenue and Ontario Street. It fits. What does it mean? The book's architect authors, Robert Venturi,...
  • Barry Berkus dies at 77; architect of mass-market housing

    Barry Berkus dies at 77; architect of mass-market housing
    Barry Alan Berkus, a California architect who left a deep imprint on mass-market housing, spurring trends toward homes with grand entrances, high ceilings, master suites, natural light and open spaces, has died. He was 77. Berkus, who had leukemia, died...
  • TV Picks: 'Family Tree,' 'Nashville,' '10 Buildings,' 'The Middle'

    TV Picks: 'Family Tree,' 'Nashville,' '10 Buildings,' 'The Middle'
    "Family Tree" (HBO, premieres Sunday). Christopher Guest has made you a TV series. Thank him. The director of "A Mighty Wind" and "Best in Show" and one of the forces behind and in "This Is Spinal Tap" -- in which he was Nigel Tufnel, whose amplifier went...
  • Review: '10 Buildings That Changed America' is a rewarding tour

    Review: '10 Buildings That Changed America' is a rewarding tour
    The new PBS program "10 Buildings That Changed America" is nothing if not efficient. In a single breezy hour, it moves from Thomas Jefferson to Frank Gehry, racing in a chronological blur past Frank Lloyd Wright, Robert Venturi and a handful of other...
  • L.A. artists, architects' effect on each other at MAK Center exhibit

    "Everything Loose Will Land" has landed. And its timing could hardly be better. The exhibition at the MAK Center in West Hollywood, curated by UCLA architectural historian and critic Sylvia Lavin, is a wry study of the ways Los Angeles artists and...
  • Review: 'Windshield Perspective' is a tricky way to look at L.A.

    Review: 'Windshield Perspective' is a tricky way to look at L.A.
    For the last several weeks, the best way to try to understand Beverly Boulevard has been to head for a different boulevard — Wilshire — and the western end of the Miracle Mile. On view there, at the Architecture and Design Museum, is one...