Robert Venturi

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Robert Venturi, Rome 2008.

Robert Charles Venturi (born June 25, 1925) is a Philadelphia-based architect who worked under Eero Saarinen and Louis Kahn before forming his own firm with John Rauch.


  • Less is a bore.
    • A parody of Mies van der Rohe's dictum "Less is more".
    • As quoted in Karsten Harries, The Ethical Function of Architecture, 1998, p. 8.
  • Main Street is almost alright.
    • Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, 1966.

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