In the entryway to the Albert F. Madlener House, Chicago, home to the Graham Foundation for the Advanced Study of the Fine Arts, the shock of the new arrived by special delivery from forty years ago. A young Denise Scott Brown was shown peering through the lens of her camera, reflected in the mirrored façade of the Los Angeles Silver Shop in 1968. The misty, silvery-green-toned image cast into our own time the figures of a new public realm that was just coming into being in the 1960s.

Curated by Hilar Stadler and Martino Stierli, with the collaboration of Peter Fischli, Las Vegas Studio comprised some 100 photographs, two large diagrams, six films, and two slide shows from the Yale University studio held by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour in 1968. In addition, the show presented half a...

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