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Robert Venturi

AKA Robert Charles Venturi, Jr.

Born: 25-Jun-1925
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 18-Sep-2018
Location of death: Philadelphia, PA
Cause of death: Alzheimer's

Gender: Male
Religion: Quaker
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Architect
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Postmodernist architect

Father: Robert Charles Venturi
Mother: Vanna Luizi
Wife: Denise Scott Brown (architect, m. 1967, until his death, one son)
Son: James

    High School: Episcopal Academy, Merion, PA
    University: Princeton University (1947)
    University: MFA, School of Architecture, Princeton University (1947-50)
    Conservatory: American Academy, Rome (1954-56)

    Bill Bradley for President
    EMILY's List
    Nader 2000
    Obama for Illinois
 
    American Academy of Arts and Letters 1990
    American Institute of Architects 1978
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Pritzker Prize 1991
    National Medal of Arts 1992

Author of books:
Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture (1966, architecture)
Learning from Las Vegas (1972, architecture, with Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour)
Iconography and Electronics upon a Generic Architecture: A View from the Drafting Room (1998, architecture)
Architecture as Signs and Symbols (2004, architecture, with Denise Scott Brown)


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