Book Review: Architecture Words / Venturi Scott Brown, Eisenman, Koolhaas

A review of two books from the Architecture Words series of the Architectural Association in London for the Dutch Archined website (in English). Upon re-reading nicely sardonic at times.


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About thomaswensing

Architect and Activist. Over the years I have become increasingly aware that I need to actively engage with the issues I care about. My passions and irritations are many and change often, but a red thread is always a deep concern over the fact that capitalism does not work as it is claimed it does, democracies only serve the needs of the few and environmental resource depletion and pressures continue to mount. I think it is time for citizen's activism to create pressure, to bang on the doors of established powers and interests until we get it right. As you will notice, if you continue to follow my blog over time, there are certain fetishes I have; modernism, social housing, the avant-garde. I propose to recuperate the Modern Project from the dustbin of history and re-establish the link between social engagement and architecture. Watch it all come down needs to be followed by let the good stuff blossom!

2 responses to “Book Review: Architecture Words / Venturi Scott Brown, Eisenman, Koolhaas”

  1. 1d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e says :

    I wanted to thank you for this wonderful read!! I definitely loved every bit
    of it. I’ve got you book-marked to look at new stuff you post…

    • thomaswensing says :

      Thank you, such praise! I am collating all my reviews on my blog and I will write some new stuff as well. I started writing more seriously in 2008 and I think I am getting better at it, so thanks for the encouragement!

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