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monuments and palm trees

In Learning from Las Vegas, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown’s 1968 study and revindication of American commercial vernacular architecture, the architects claimed, for that oft-maligned landscape, a new monumentality. The Las Vegas Strip, the gas station, and the billboard … Continue reading

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Las Vegas: All that money, and they use it unpredictably to do amazing or super-cheesy things (sometimes both at the same time). Amazing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crystals_%28Las_Vegas%29 (designed by Daniel Libeskind of Berlin Jewish Museum fame!). Also amazing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aria_Resort_%26_Casino (the largest hotel to … Continue reading

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