Join the Center for Architecture for a discussion on the book Denise Scott Brown In Other Eyes: Portraits of an Architect (Birkhäuser, 2022), edited by Frida Grahn.

From the bustle of Johannesburg to the neon of Las Vegas, Denise Scott Brown’s advocacy for “messy vitality” has transformed the way we look at the urban landscape. Unconventional, eloquent, and with a profound sociopolitical message, Scott Brown is one of our era’s most influential thinkers on architecture and urbanism.

Marking the 50th anniversary of the seminal treatise Learning from Las Vegas, the anthology Denise Scott Brown In Other Eyes paints a portrait of Scott Brown as seen through the eyes of leading architectural historians and practitioners. It features new scholarship on her education on three continents, her multidisciplinary teaching, and her use of urban patterns and forces as tools for architectural design.

With contributions by Mary McLeod, Joan Ockman, Sylvia Lavin, Stanislaus von Moos, Jacques Herzog, Robin Middleton, and Denise Scott Brown, among others.

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