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Chaos or Control: Non-Design and the American City

Anthony Fontenot

in Non-Design: Architecture, Liberalism, and the Market

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226686066
eISBN:
9780226752471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226752471.003.0006
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter explores urban debates on the American city following World War II. In response to the extraordinary transformations of the built environment, some called for order and control through ... More


Vegas, Baby!: Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Hunter S. Thompson1971

George Cotkin

in Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190218478
eISBN:
9780190218508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218478.003.0022
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

The New Sensibility seemed to have its apotheosis in Las Vegas, a city predicated upon excess and liberation from traditional bounds. Not only did Tom Wolfe write about the city in these terms, but ... More


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