Last minute holiday shopping? Who isn’t a fan of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown? Whether you like Rome, Las Vegas, or Levittown, you can find something useful from the duo. They are famous for quips like, “You don’t have to like something to learn from it,” and “I can like something worse than you can like.” Venturi even called himself “The Dennis the Menace of Architecture.” Now you can get all the fun ’60s and ’70s architectural debauchery delivered to your house, with the Learning from Bob and Denise store, online now with merchandise fit for a minor league sports team.
The store is a fundraising effort for the documentary Learning from Bob and Denise, which chronicles the work of Venturi and Scott Brown, and is directed by their son, Jim Venturi, of ReThink NYC fame. The project is an ongoing project, and you can support it by buying some of the unique merchandise in the store.
The Venturis are cited as some of the most influential practitioners and theorists of their day. Their ongoing relevance makes them not only intellectually important, but culturally as well. So hop on the latest architectural craze and pickup a “Vanna Venturi House” T-Shirt, an “I am a Monument” (Thong), a Denise Scott Brown “Duck” Apron, or whatever your favorite Venturian would enjoy this holiday season.-