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Venturi

Robert. born 1925, US architect, a pioneer of the postmodernist style. His writings include Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture (1966)
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The effect of wearing venturis can be seen, but using dense phase technology removes the uncontrolled variable from the coating process.
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New York-based real estate investment firm Venturis Capital announced it is launching a private equity fund to invest in and restructure distressed real estate.
15) Again, Banham sought to update the Expressionist imperative of modern form making vis-a-vis a Futurist commitment to modern technology, while the Venturis shunned both expressive and technophilic tendencies; in fact, they opposed any "prolongation" of the modern movement.
Again, the Venturis also endorsed Pop imageability: "We come by the automobile-oriented commercial architecture of urban sprawl as our source for a civic and residential architecture of meaning, viable now, as the turn-of-the-century industrial vocabulary was viable for a Modern architecture of space and industrial technology 40 years ago.
In the galleries, the quandary of what role to give living artists in their own retrospective led to a confusing hybrid solution: The lion's share was guarded with curatorial objectivity; only the final gallery was given over to the Venturis.
According to the breathless narrative of this tasteless hagiography, a glorified exhibition catalogue, the house built by Venturi for his mother and himself is 'the most significant house of the second half of the twentieth century'.