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Vanna Venturi House, studio and "nowhere stair

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Description: Women and the Making of the Modern House: A Social and Architectural History
Given the tastes and interests of her architectural “parents,” it should have surprised no one that the Vanna Venturi House in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania (1961–64; plate 1; fig. 1), the first-born child of the Postmodern movement, turned out to be a girl — not a stalwart son destined to go forth into the world boldly proclaiming a new architectural vision, but a rather pretty, mercurial daughter who, wreathed in diffidence and irony, made a case for change through the subtle art of persuasion. …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.189-213

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