A manifestation of an opposite direction

La Esquina (The Moving Eye In The Moving Body) ©MAIERMOUL
La Esquina (The Moving Eye In The Moving Body) ©MAIERMOUL

Henri Bergson called disorder an order we cannot see.

The emerging order of the Strip is a complex order. It is not the easy, rigid order of the urban renewal project or the fashionable “total design” of the megastructure. It is, on the contrary, a manifestation of an opposite direction in architectural theory: Broadacre City – a travesty of Broadacre City, perhaps, but a kind of vindication of Frank Lloyd Wright’s prediction for the American landscape.

It is not an order dominated by the expert and made easy for the eye. The moving eye in the moving body must work to pick out and interpret a variety of changing, juxtaposed orders, like the shifting configurations of a Victor Vasarely painting.

– Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Learning From Las Vegas