Having Words

Author(s): Denise Scott Brown

theory and history | AA

This title includes essays that extend from her 1969 text, "On Pop Art, Permissiveness and Planning" (written 3 years before the publication of "Venturi", Scott Brown and Izenour's seminal book "Learning from Las Vegas") to "Towards an Active Socioplastics" from 2007, offering an overview of Scott Brown's education and the gestation of her key architectural and urban ideas.


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Denise Scott Brown is an architect and planner who also writes and teaches. Educated in the 1940s and 1950s at Witwatersrand University, the Architectural Association and the University of Pennsylvania, she has, since the 1960s, taught and led her Philadelphia firm, Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, in collaboration with Robert Venturi.

Foreword Invention and Tradition (1986) Towards an Active Socioplastics (2007) On Pop Art, Permissiveness and Planning (1969) The Hounding of the snark (1999) On Formal Analysis (1979) Sexism and the Star System (1989) The Making of an Eclectic (1979) A Worm's-Eye View (1984) What Should New Orleans Do? (2005) Planning the Powder Room (1967) On Analysis and Design (1970) Words about Architecture (2009) Afterword Further Reading

General Fields

  • : 9781902902708
  • : aa
  • : aa
  • : April 2009
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Denise Scott Brown
  • : Paperback
  • : 160