Robert Venturi, Denise Scott-Brown, Post-Modernism and Learning from Las Vegas
Post-modernist architect Robert Venturi died.
-- "Robert Venturi: the bad-taste architect who took a sledgehammer to modernism," Guardian
-- "Robert Venturi, postmodern architect who argued ‘Less is a bore,’ dies at 93," Washington Post
With colleague and wife Denise Scott-Brown they ushered in a post-modern approach to architecture which didn't necessarily require demolition of all that had come before.
They are particularly well-known for their book, Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form, which analyzed the architecture of Las Vegas as an illustration of building design that contravened traditional approaches based around a building's normal form and organization and ornamentated but traditional building forms.
-- "Lessons from Las Vegas," 99% Invisible