Still learning from Las Vegas

index_DENISE SCOTT BROWN-WAYWARD EYE-ARCHITETTURA MINORE ON THE STRIP-LAS VEGAS-1966-COURTESY BETTS PROJECT

Denise Scott Brown’s early photography reveals the genesis of ideas that made her one of the most influential architects of the 20th century

Back in the 1950s and ’60s, Denise Scott Brown used photography to explore and express ideas about architecture, beyond the documentation of building forms.

Photography proved to be an essential tool for analysis that enabled Denise to develop ideas that have been more influential in her architecture than any single building.

Her careful observation of space through photography would later be instrumental for the development of her theory and practice. It was also the means by which she discovered and exposed what she believed in: popular culture and the vernacular representation of information in architecture.

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