Birthday Book, part 2 (Las Vegas Studio)

Posted in Photobooks (general) by Alec Soth on January 11, 2010

Last week I made a video about my birthday trip to Las Vegas and my failure to acquire the book Horsemeat, by Charles Bukowski and Michael Montfort. As a consolation, I recently acquired the book Las Vegas Studio, Images from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. (Thanks to 5b4 for bringing it to my attention in this review).

What makes the book work is the washed-out blankness of the pictures combined with a spare and sophisticated layout.

So less is more, right (Lester)? Ironically, it was Venturi who said that “Less is a Bore.”

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  1. Frank Nachtman said, on January 11, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Maybe the printer needed to turn it 90 degrees sideways to print in landscape format?
    Or is it supposed to be a journal, and you write in the blank parts?

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