Pioneer's Vindication

The founder of Postmodern architecture adds the Seattle Art Museum to his string of triumphs

Robert Venturi, the man who launched architectural Postmodernism a quarter- century ago, is not exactly unsung: only a few of his living peers are better known, and none has been credited with more deeply influencing the way houses and cityscapes look. Still, Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, his wife and partner, feel chronically underappreciated. They have never got as much work as they might have: after almost 40 years as architects, much of that time as world-famous architects, Venturi and Scott Brown have built a few score buildings, many of those within driving distance of their office and none of them...

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