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SEGD Fellow Denise Scott Brown began shaking up the Modernist design establishment in the 1960s. Her explorations and discoveries paved the way for Learning from Las Vegas, the iconic publication regarded as the opening salvo in the Postmodern design movement. And at 89, Denise continues to engage with the design world. She recently spoke to SEGD about her career as an architect, urbanist, teacher and writer.
Downtown Denise Scott Brown at the Architekturzentrum Wien is the first major exhibition dedicated to Denise Scott Brown -- iconic architect, urban planner, teacher, and writer. With partner and husband Robert Venturi, Denise has guided designers and thinkers since the 1960s yet remains obscured and misunderstood.
Though the Las Vegas Strip may be garish to some, with its borderline intrusive décor and “pseudo-historical” architecture, some professional architects, most notably Robert Venturi and Denise Scott-Brown, have become captivated by the “ornamental-symbolic elements” the buildings present.