duck collection

Posted on Dec 10, 2010 in architecture, buildings, food | 2 Comments

While doing the minor research for yesterday’s post, I ended up with a collection of other architectural “ducks,” perhaps the most famous being the big duck in Flanders, New York that inspired Venturi and Scott Brown in their own research. I post them all here for your consideration. Why do we build these? What is ...

ducks and big chickens

In their 1977 text Learning from Las Vegas, noted postmodern architectural theorists, practitioners and troublemakers, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, adopted the phrase “the duck and the decorated shed” to talk about the then current trend in populist architecture accompanied by this now famous sketch: The “duck” is an entire building that mimics its ...