I AM A MONUMENT: On Learning from Las Vegas by Aron Vinegar

By Aron Vinegar

Rereading probably the most influential architectural books of the 20th century--as highbrow undertaking, photograph layout landmark, and prescient creation to problems with drawback this day.

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20 But do we really find what we want? ) Las Vegas (Can’t Hear You! ”21 Can noise or static be so easily suppressed? Can chatter be so easily converted into meaningful communication? According to Peter Fenves, “Chatter anticipates essential speaking. 23 The title Learning from Las Vegas on the second line of the jacket is set in red lettering and is thus picked out from the “black noise” of the rest of the dust-jacket text. 5). 24 Although the title in red on the jacket is picked out from the surrounding typeface, it is in turn challenged by the gold embossed title of the cloth cover, seen through the layer of black lettering.

103 In a key passage of his essay “Inhibitions, Symptoms, and Anxiety,” Approaching Las Vegas in Wonder and Ambivalence / 31 Freud discusses the drive to “isolate” in the processes of obsessional neurosis, and its relationship to normal modes of consciousness and directed mentation: Motor isolation is meant to ensure an interruption of the connection in thought. The normal phenomenon of concentration provides a pretext for this kind of neurotic procedure: what seems to us important in the way of an impression or piece of work must not be interfered with by the simultaneous claims of any other mental processes or activities.

According to Peter Fenves, “Chatter anticipates essential speaking. 23 The title Learning from Las Vegas on the second line of the jacket is set in red lettering and is thus picked out from the “black noise” of the rest of the dust-jacket text. 5). 24 Although the title in red on the jacket is picked out from the surrounding typeface, it is in turn challenged by the gold embossed title of the cloth cover, seen through the layer of black lettering. If the title is supposed to point to a literal “scene of instruction,” a “Learning from .

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