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Robert Venturi's Rome

Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, Philadelphia
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Nov 09 8:30AM - 2:30PM
Robert Venturis Rome10th Anniversary Alvin Holm Lecture/SymposiumFeaturing Stephen Harby, Frederick Fisher, and Steven SemesIncludes seated breakfast and lunch.4.5 AIA LUs

Perhaps no other Philadelphia architect has received more recognition and wielded more influence in the second half of the 20th century than did Robert Venturi (1925-2018). His 1966 gentle manifesto, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, catapulted him into the forefront of American architecture and architects. As one of the most significant theoretical works on architectural theory, this book has been recognized to be heavily influenced by Venturis two-year tenure at the American Academy of Rome from 1954 to 1956 and uses many Roman buildings to illustrate his theories.

In 2017, two more recent Rome Fellows and architects, Frederick Fisher and Stephen Harby, published their book, Robert Venturis Rome, which re-examines the Roman buildings and places that exemplified Venturis ideas with the perspective of fifty years of architectural advancements. The book includes exclusive watercolor illustrations inspired by the black and white illustrations by Venturi in Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture.

Join the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Philadelphia Chapterfor the 10th Anniversary Alvin Holm Lecture/Symposium which will feature Frederick Fisher and Stephen Harby, joined by their fellow architectural colleague, Steven Semes, as they discuss Robert Venturis Rome. In addition to the lectures, there will be a small exhibit of the original watercolors done by Fisher and Harby to illustrate their book.

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