Pritzker Laureate Robert Venturi Passes Away at 93
On Tuesday, Pioneer of postmodernism, Architect Robert Venturi passed away at his home in Philadelphia. He was 93.
September 20, 2018
On Tuesday, 19 September 2018, architect Robert Venturi, pioneer of postmodernism, peacefully passed away at his home in Philadelphia. He was 93.
James Venturi, son of Architect Robert, confirmed that the cause of death was complications of Alzheimer’s disease according to a statement by the New York Times.
We Bid Farewell to Postmodernism Pioneer, Robert Venturi
The family of Arhictect Venturi released a statement in The Architect’s Newspaper following the death of the Pritzker awardee.
“Last night, Robert Venturi passed away peacefully at home after a brief illness. He’s been surrounded by his wife and partner, Denise Scott Brown and his son, Jim Venturi. He was 93.” “The family is planning to have a memorial service to celebrate Venturi’s life and this will be announced in the coming weeks.”
Architect Venturi was a pioneer author in architectural theory writings. He wrote some remarkable books such as Learning from Las Vegas and Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture.
Apart from these, Venturi was known for his outstanding architectural works such as Vanna Venturi House, The Guild House, and Allen Memorial Art Museum.
Vanna Venturi House
Together with his wife Denise Scott Brown, the two founded the Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates which was later called as VSBA.