Monday, 5 November 2018

architettura minore

 We appreciated the chance to make the acquaintance of preeminent architect, planner and educator Denise Scott Brown through an exhibition of her photography, which Scott Brown begs off as any art that comes of it being accidental and incidental, with her focus being solely on the architectural vernacular of a place.
A large part of the show features studies of the Las Vegas strip that Scott Brown compiled in 1972 as a heuristic device to explore forgotten or estranged symbolism and meaning in contemporary context but features a whole portfolio of images she captured in the 1950s and 1960s of disparate scenes—Venice and empty highways among them.