"I’m not a photographer. I shoot for architecture - if there’s art here it’s a byproduct," so Denise Scott Brown (* 3. Oktober 1931 in Sambia), die zu den bedeutenden Vertretern der postmodernen Architektur zählt. In mehreren Büchern hat das Ehepaar Robert Venturi (der im September diesen Jahres mit 93 Jahren verstorben ist) und Denise Scott Brown das Denken und die Sichtweise auf Architektur mitverändert und einen wesentlichen Beitrag zur Architekturtheorie geleistet. Fotografien von ihr sind in dem Buch 'Denise Scott Brown - Photographs, 1956 - 1966' (PLANE-SITE) erschienen und noch bis Ende Dezember 2018 in der Carriage Trade Galerie in New York zu sehen.
"For Robert Venturi and me, these sequences from Venice to Venice, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas provided inspiration and they still do. And via them, architectural photography initiated a move beyond beauty shots and data. Over the last 60 years, by adding analysis, synthesis, recommendation, and design, it has gone from tool to subdiscipline in architecture," so Denise Scott Brown.
Die Galerie über die Fotos : "As one of the first architect/ designers to acknowledge the significance of Pop Art as a means of understanding the American vernacular and the commercial strip, Scott Brown’s ideas have often been communicated through the medium of photography. Her pictures of the "electric city" of 1960’s Las Vegas as well as the symbolically rich historical architecture of Venice served as visual research for arguments put forth in the seminal Learning From Las Vegas written with her late partner Robert Venturi and Steven Izenour.
In proposing the significance of the image as a means of understanding and engaging with the built environment, Denise Scott Brown’s photographs from the 1950’s and 60’s seem to have anticipated the explosion of visual culture within urban settings. As the static images on billboards yield to video screens, and mobile technologies expand the image world to the palm of our hand, these pictures of the modern and historical city represent early, non-hierarchical investigations into the ongoing rapport between image and site, inspiring much of the research on urbanism and representation that followed. Denise Scott Brown’s photographs will be exhibited alongside reproductions of research material and films first produced as part of the Learning From Las Vegas project. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, published by PLANE-SITE and featuring texts by Scott Brown and Andrés Ramirez."