American architect Robert Venturi has just left us at the age of 93.

 

An immense theoretician, his work definitively brought architecture out of Modernism.

 

Author of many books including the famous  Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture published by the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1966, will mark the end of this period dominated by Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe.

 

He collaborated from the beginning of his career with architects Eero Saarinen and Louis Kahn, before creating his own agency and later partnering with his wife the architect Denise Scott Brown.

 

Teaching at major American universities, his achievements are being developed in numerous projects of various sizes: urban development, collective housing, individual houses, museums, etc.

 

He received the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 1991 for both his research and his achievements.

 

With the disappearance of this giant, the world of architecture loses a figure of world renown that will have profoundly marked the end of the XXe century.