Oral history interview with Robert Venturi

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.ventur91
Creators:
Venturi, Robert
Reed, Peter
Dates:
1991 June 1-July 20
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
156 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Robert Venturi conducted 1991 June 1-1991 July 20, by Peter Reed, for the Archives of American Art Philadelphia Project.
Scope and Contents
Venturi discusses his childhood, education and early career; travelling to Rome; his relationships with Louis Kahn and Vincent Scully; writing "Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture"; teaching at Yale University; his partnership with Denise Scott Brown; projects such as the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery in London, the house he built for his mother, the Guild House and the Seattle Art Museum; and architect/client, architect/contractor relationships in contemporary practice.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robert Venturi (1925- ) is an architect from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics, and administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 50 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Patrons must use transcript.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architects -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Architectural firms -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kahn, Louis I., 1901-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scott Brown, Denise, 1931- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scully, Vincent Joseph, 1920- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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