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1962
“Form, Design and the City,” Journal of the American Institute of Planners 28, November
1962. (film review)
1963
“City Planning and What It Means to Me to Be a City Planner,” March 1963. Unpublished.
“Report on the Neighborhood Garden Association,” Philadelphia, March 1963. Unpublished.
1964
“Natal Plans,” Journal of the American Institute of Planners, May 1964, pp. 161-166. (On
planning in South Africa)
1965
“The Meaningful City,” Journal of the American Institute of Architects 43, January 1965, pp.
27-32. (Reprinted in Connection, spring 1967)
1966
“Development Proposal for Dodge House Park,” Arts and Architecture, April 1966, p. 16.
“Will Salvation Spoil the Dodge House?” Architectural Forum, October 1966, pp. 68-71.
1967
“The Function of a Table,” Architectural Design, April 1967.
“Housing 1863,” Journal of the American Institute of Planners. May 1967.
“The People's Architects,” Landscape, spring 1967, p. 38. (review of The People's Architects,
H. S. Ransome, ed.)
“Planning the Expo,” Journal of the American Institute of Planners, July 1967, pp. 268-272.
“Planning the Powder Room,” Journal of the American Institute of Architects, April 1967, pp.
81-83 (reprinted in Having Words, London: Architectural Association, 2009, pp. 128-135)
“Teaching Architectural History,” Arts and Architecture, May 1967.
“Team 10, Perspecta 10, and the Present State of Architectural Theory,” Journal of the
American Institute of Planners 33, January 1967, pp. 42-50.
1968
“The Bicentennial's Fantasy Stage,” Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, March 8, 1968.
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“Little Magazines in Architecture and Urbanism,” Journal of the American Institute of
Planners 34, July 1968, pp. 223-233.
“Mapping the City: Symbols and Systems,” Landscape 17, spring 1968, pp. 22-25. (review of
Passoneau and Wurman, Urban Atlas)
“Taming Megalopolis,” Architectural Design, November 1968, p. 512. (review of Taming
Megaloplis, H. Wentworth Eldridge, ed.)
“Urban Structuring,” Architectural Design, January 1968, p. 7. (review of Urban
Structuring: Studies of Alison and Peter Smithson)
“Urbino,” Journal of the American Institute of Planners, September 1968, pp. 344-46.
(review of Giancarlo de Carlo, Urbino)
1969
“On Pop Art, Permissiveness and Planning,” Journal of the American Institute of Planners
35, May 1969, pp. 184-186 (reprinted in Having Words, London: Architectural Association,
2009, pp. 55-59)
1970
“Education in the 1970's – Teaching for an Altered Reality,” Architectural Record, October
1970.
“On Analysis and Design,” unpublished, 1970 (published in Having Words, London:
Architectural Association, 2009, pp. 136-144)
“Remedial Housing for Architects Studio,” in Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates On Houses
and Housing, Architectural Monographs 21, London: Academy Editions, 1992, pp. 51-57.
(Learning from Levittown Studio given at Yale University, 1970)
“Reply to Sibyl Moholy-Nagy and Ulrich Franzen,” unpublished, September 4, 1970, p. 6.
(Co-op City controversy)
1971
“An Alternate Proposal that Builds on the Character and Population of South Street,”
Architectural Forum, October 1971, pp. 42-44.
“Learning from Pop,” Casabella, 359-360, May/June 1971, pp. 15-23. (in Italian and English;
reprinted in Journal of Popular Culture, fall 1973, pp. 387-401; A View from the
Campidoglio: Selected Essays, 1953-1984, by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, New
York: Harper & Row, 1984; Architecture Theory Since 1968, K. Michael Hays, ed.,
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1998, pp. 60-67; Architektur Theorie, Prof. Gerd De Bruyn, ed.,
2003, [translated in German]; excerpted in Architectural Theory Volume 2, an Anthology
from 1871-2005, Harry Francis Mallgrave and Christina Contandriopoulos, eds., 2008)
“Reply to Frampton,” Casabella, 359-360, May/June 1971, pp. 41-46. (counter-rebuttal to
Kenneth Frampton’s “America 1960-70: Notes on Urban Images and Theory,” a rebuttal to
“Learning from Pop” by DSB; see entry above, all three articles appear in same issue)
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1972
Interview with Linda Groat, “Interview: Denise Scott Brown,” Networks 1, California
Institute of the Arts, 1972, pp. 49-55.
1974
“A post-construction evaluation,” (with Elizabeth and Steven Izenour), Architectural Record,
October 1974, p. 122-124. (evaluation, with images, of the Humanities Building at SUNY
Purchase, in conjunction with magazine’s profile of the building; see also: Allen, Gerald,
1974, in Biblio A)
“Giovanni Maria Cosco, 1926-1973,” Rassegna dell' Istituto di Architettura e Urbanistica,
University of Rome, August-December, 1974, pp. 127-129.
Interview with Alison Sky, "On Iconology," On Site 5/6 On Energy, 1974, pp. 100-107.
1975
“On Formal Analysis as Design Research, With Some Notes on Studio Pedagogy,”
unpublished, 1975. (later published in Journal of Architectural Education, vol. xxxii, no. 4,
May 1979)
Interview with Maralyn Lois Polak, “Architect for Pop Culture,” Today Magazine
(Philadelphia Inquirer), June 8, 1975, p. 8.
“Sexism and the Star System in Architecture,” unpublished, 1975. (later published as “Room
at the Top? Sexism and the Star System in Architecture,” in Architecture: A Place for
Women, ed. Ellen Perry Berkeley, 1989)
“Symbols, Signs and Aesthetics: Architectural Taste in a Pluralist Society,” unpublished,
1975. (Published as “Architectural Taste in a Pluralistic Society,” Harvard Architecture
Review, 1980)
1976
“House Language” (with Elizabeth Izenour, Missy Maxwell, and Janet Schueren), American
Home, August 1976. (on “Signs of Life”)
“A House is More than a Home,” (with Steven Izenour, Dian Boone, Missy Maxwell, Robert
Venturi, Elizabeth Izenour, and Janet Schueren), Progressive Architecture, August 1976, pp.
62-67. (excerpts and illustrations from “Signs of Life”)
“On Architectural Formalism and Social Concern: A Discourse for Social Planners and
Radical Chic Architects,” Oppositions 5, summer 1976, pp. 99-112. (German translation in
Werk und Zeit, 1978)
“Signs of Life: Symbols in the American City" (with Elizabeth Izenour, Steven Izenour,
Missy Maxwell, Janet Schueren, and Robert Venturi). Text for a Bicentennial exhibition,
Renwick Gallery, National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington,
D.C., 1976.
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Signs of Life: Symbols in the American City (with Steven Izenour). New York: Aperture, no.
77, 1976, pp. 49-65. (exhibition catalog)
“The Symbolic Architecture of the American Suburb,” in catalog for Suburban Alternatives:
11 American Projects, the American Architectural Exhibition for the 1976 Venice Biennale.
(excerpts from “Signs of Life”)
“Zeichen des Lebens, Signes de Vie,” Archithese 19, 1976.
1977
“Forum: The Beaux Arts Exhibition,” Oppositions 8, spring 1977, pp. 165-166. (reaction to
the exhibition “The Architecture of the Ecole des Beaux Arts,” at the Museum of Modern Art,
1976-1977)
“Suburban Space, Scale and Symbol” (with Elizabeth Izenour, Missy Maxwell, and Janet
Schueren), Ornament: Via III, University of Pennsylvania, 1977. (excerpts from “Signs of
Life”)
1978
“On Architectural Formalism & Social Concern,” Werk und Zeit, January 1978, pp. 34-40.
(German translation)
“Ordinances Design Neighborhoods” (with Mary Yee and Frances Headley [Hundt]), HUD
CHALLENGE, September 1978, p. 22.
1979
“Die Stadt als 'Zeichensystem',” Werk-Archithese, 33-34, September-October 1979, pp. 33-39,
67-68.
“Highboy: The Making of an Eclectic,” Saturday Review, March 17, 1979, pp. 54-58. (on
Philip Johnson; reprinted as “The Making of an Eclectic,” in: Having Words, London:
Architectural Association, 2009, pp. 90-96)
“On Formal Analysis as Design Research,” Search/Research, Journal of Architectural
Education, vol. xxxii, no. 4, May 1979, pp. 8-11 (reprinted in Having Words, London:
Architectural Association, 2009, pp. 69-78)
“Learning the Wrong Lessons from the Beaux-Arts,” Architectural Design, Profiles 17, 1979,
pp. 30-32.
1980
“Architectural Taste in a Pluralistic Society,” The Harvard Architecture Review, vol. 1,
spring 1980, pp. 41-51.
“Erhaltung historischer Bauten und wirtschaftliche Neubelebung,” (with Frances Hundt,)
Archithese, March 1980, pp. 20-24. (Jim Thorpe study)
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“Revitalizing Miami,” Urban Design International, January-February 1980, pp. 20-25. (plan
for Miami Beach's Washington Avenue)
“Judges' Comments,” Interiors, January 1980, pp. 80-102, passim. (first annual Interiors
awards)
“Main Street is Almost All Right,” The Arts and City Planning: Making Cities Livable,
pp.102-108. New York: American Council for the Arts, 1980. (conference papers)
“Le tappe del dibattito,” Casabella 463-464, November/December 1980, pp. 106-114.
(excerpts from various writings, in Italian)
1981
“Competition Feature: Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown,” Architectural Design, December
1981, pp. 124-129. (description of VRSB's Museum Fur Kunsthandwerk project)
“Historic Jim Thorpe” (with Frances Hundt and David Marohn), Solutions, fall 1981, pp. 31-
32. (excerpt from Jim Thorpe planning proposal)
Interview with Lynn Gilbert and Gaylen Moore, “Denise Scott Brown,” Particular Passions,
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1981, pp. 311-323.
“With People in Mind,” Journal of Architectural Education, fall 1981, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 43-45.
1982
“An Urban Design Plan,” Design Quarterly, vol. 117, 1982, pp. 12-23. (issue on Hennepin
Avenue)
“Between Three Stools: A Personal View of Urban Design Practice and Pedagogy,” in
Education for Urban Design, ed. Ann Ferebee, Purchase, NY: Institute for Urban Design,
1982, pp. 132-172. (selection of papers presented at the Urban Design Educators’ Retreat,
1981, San Juan, Puerto Rico; republished in Urban Concepts by Denise Scott Brown,
Academy Editions, 1990, and translated in to French L’ARCHITECTURE ET LA VILLE, Ecole
D’Architecture, 2000)
“Drawing for the Deco District,” Archithese, 2-82, March 4, 1982, pp.17-21. (in German and
English)
“The Drawings of Buildings,” for the exhibition Buildings and Drawings, Venturi, Rauch and
Scott Brown, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, 1982.
1983
“Changing Family Forms,” Journal of the American Planning Association, spring 1983, pp.
133-137.
“Life at the Top,” Vogue, Aug. 1983, p. 283. (interviews with 21 career women, incl. Denise
Scott Brown)
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Interview with Simon Tickell, “An Interview with Denise Scott Brown,” Penn in Ink, spring
1983, pp. 18-20.
1984
“A Worm’s Eye View of Recent Architectural History,” Architectural Record, February 1984,
pp. 69-81. (reprinted as "Neuere Baugeschichte aus der Froschperspektive" in Jahrbuch Für
Architektur, 1985-1986, pp. 141-158, Braunschweig/Wiesbaden: Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn,
1986; also reprinted in Having Words, London: Architectural Association, 2009, pp. 97-118)
1985
“Visions of the Future Based on Lessons from the Past,” Center, vol. 1, 1985, pp. 44-63. (plan
for Republic Square District in Austin, Texas with panel discussion of design review boards;
also published in The Land, The City, and The Human Spirit, ed. Larry Fuller, University of
Texas: LBJ Library, 1985, pp. 108-114, 128-136)
1986
“Addressing the American City: Four Interviews,” Crit 17, fall 1986, pp. 6-8. (includes
interview with Denise Scott Brown)
“Adventures in the Undergrowth,” The Institute Newsletter (The Dallas Institute of
Humanities & Culture), fall 1986, pp. 27-29. (excerpts from DSB's talk at the Dallas
Institute's May 1985 conference, “What Makes a City: Growth and Undergrowth”)
“From Memphis, Down the Mississippi to the World,” Foreword to Memphis: 1948-1958,
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1986, pp. viii-xi. (exhibition catalogue)
“From Strip to Shining Strip,” The New York Times Book Review, April 20, 1986, p. 15.
(review of Main Street to Miracle Mile: American Roadside Architecture by Chester H. Liebs)
“Invention and Tradition in the Making of American Place,” Harvard Architecture Review,
vol. 5, 1986, pp. 163-171. (also published in: American Architecture: Innovation and
Tradition, eds. David G. De Long, Helen Searing, Robert A. M. Stern, New York: Rizzoli,
1986, pp. 158-170; Transition (Quarterly Journal of Royal Melbourne Institute of
Technology), winter 1989, pp. 67-75; Having Words, London: Architectural Association, 2009,
pp. 5-21)
“My Miami Beach,” Interview, September 1986, pp. 156-158.
“Neuere Baugeschichte aus der Froschperspektive” in Jahrbuch Für Architektur, 1985-1986,
pp. 141-158, Braunschweig/Wiesbaden: Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn, 1986. (German translation
of “A Worm's Eye View of Recent Architectural History,” originally published in
Architectural Record, February 1984)
“Republic Square District, Austin, Texas,” Lotus International, 1986/2, pp. 90-105. (excerpts
from “Plan for the Republic Square District”; in Italian and English)
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1987
“Looking from the Future into the Immediate Past,” Architecture, May 1987, pp. 116-117.
(essays responding to the question, “How do you think that future historians will assess the
period 1978-87?” Also published in German in Werk, Bauen+Wohnen, November 1988)
“PoMo Peroration,” The Architectural Review, June 1987, p. 8. (review of Main Street to
Miracle Mile: American Roadside Architecture by Chester Liebs)
1988
de Forest, Ann, “Design Standards,” CitySITES, summer 1988. (includes statement by DSB
on design standards & guidelines)
Dukeminier, Jesse and James E. Krier, Property, Second Edition, Boston: Little, Brown and
Company, 1988, pp. 1195-1196. (quotes from Learning from Las Vegas and by DSB on
design review boards)
“In Praise of Wanamaker's,” International Design, November/December 1988, pp. 41, 44.
Interview with T. Killian and F. Astorg Bollack, “Interview with Denise Scott Brown,” in
Everyday Masterpieces, Memory & Modernity, by Serra et al, Modena, Italy: Edizioni Panini,
1988, pp. 203-210.
McQuiston, Liz, “Denise Scott Brown: Architecture and Urbanism,” Women in Design: A
Contemporary View, (NY: Rizzoli 1988), pp. 24-7.
“Ohne Städteplanung keine Architektur,” Werk, Bauen+Wohnen, November 1988, pp. 28-31.
(translation into German of “Looking from the Future into the Immediate Past,” originally
published in Architecture, May 1987)
1989
“Room at the Top? Sexism and the Star System in Architecture,” in Architecture: A Place for
Women, ed. Ellen Perry Berkeley, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989,
pp. 237-246 (reprinted as “Sexism and the Star System in Architecture,” in: Having Words,
London: Architectural Association, 2009, pp. 79-89)
1990
“Between Three Stools,” (excerpt) in The Book of the School: 100 Years of the Graduate
School of Fine Arts of the University of Pennsylvania, Ann L. Strong and George E. Thomas,
Philadelphia: Graduate School of Fine Arts, 1990, pp. 153-155. (see also Sections A, B:
exhibition publication also features biographical entry for RV, RV essay on Vanna Venturi
House, biographical entry for DSB, references to RV, DSB, VSBA throughout)
Interview with T. Killian and F. Astorg Bollack, “Intervista con Denise Scott Brown” in
L'Architettura Del Quotidiano 1930/1940, by Bollack et al, Rome: Edizioni Carte Segrete,
1990, pp. 195-199. (Italian edition of “Interview with Denise Scott Brown,” in Everyday
Masterpieces, Memory & Modernity, by Serra et al, 1988)
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“James Mount/Architect and Teacher,” Architecture/Georgia, October 1990, p. 25.
“Learning from Brutalism,” in The Independent Group: Postwar Britain and the Aesthetics
of Plenty, ed. David Robbins, Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 1990, pp. 203-206.
(Publication accompanying the exhibition)
“On Values,” Penn in Ink (Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania),
summer 1990, pp. 10-12. (transcript of talk given by DSB during GSFA Centennial
Celebration in May 1990; Herbert J. Gans makes corrections to this article in “Letter to the
Editor,” Penn in Ink, spring 1991, p. 5)
“Room at the Top? Sexism and the Star System in Architecture,” Space Design, June 1990,
pp. 54-57; 73-75. (in Japanese and English)
Urban Concepts (Architectural Design 60:1-2:90), London: Academy Editions; New York: St.
Martin's Press, 1990. (includes “Paralipomena in Urban Design”; “Between Three Stools”;
“The Public Realm, the Public Sector and the Public Interest in Urban Design”; “The Rise
and Fall of Community Architecture”; Urban Design Reports: “Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania”;
“Princeton, New Jersey”; “Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis”; “Washington Avenue, Miami
Beach”; “Peabody Place and Beale Street, Memphis”; “Republic Square, Austin”; early
editions also include essay “Room at the Top?”)
1991
The New Older Woman, A dialogue by Group 4, at Esalen Institute, Pacific Grove, California:
Group 4, July 1991. (summary of dialogue from a conference about older women)
1992
“Art and Architecture: Art in Architecture,” Lotus, August 1992, p. 128.
“Changing Family Forms,” in Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates: On Houses and Housing,
London: Academy Editions, 1992; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992, pp. 108-110.
(originally in the Journal of the American Planning Association, spring 1983, pp 133-137)
“Homage to Louis I. Kahn: Extracts from the 1991 Kahn Lectures,” Penn in Ink, May 1992,
vol. 1, num. 1, p. 6. (extracts from DSB and RV from the Kahn Lectures at GSFA)
“Housing Prototypes for Austin, Texas,” in Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates: On Houses
and Housing, London: Academy Editions, 1992; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992, p. 111.
(extract from “A Plan for the Republic Square District Austin, Texas,” prepared for the
Watson-Casey Companies by Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown in May 1984.)
“Memphis: A Housing Strategy,” in Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates: On Houses and
Housing, London: Academy Editions, 1992; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992, pp. 122-129.
(excerpts from an essay for the “Memphis 1948-1958” exhibition, at the Brooks Museum, in
1986, and from the housing section of a “Downtown Development Plan for Memphis,”
initiated in 1984 by the Memphis Center City Commission)
“On Houses and Housing,” in Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates: On Houses and Housing,
London: Academy Editions, 1992; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992, pp. 10-13.
(introduction to monograph on VSBA)
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“The Public Realm: The Public Sector and the Public Interests in Urban Design,” Venturi,
Scott Brown and Associates 5-21 - 5/31 1992 Seoul Arts Center, Art Museum, Korea: Plus
Publishing Co., 1992. (originally published in Urban Concepts, exhibition catalog, also
includes “Architecture as Elemental Shelter,” in English and Korean)
“Remedial Housing for Architects Studio,” in Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates: On
Houses and Housing, London: Academy Editions, 1992; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992,
pp. 51-57 (programme for the “Learning from Levittown” studio given at Yale in 1970;
“Home” section of the “Signs of Life: Symbols in the American City” exhibition held in
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC in 1976)
“Talking About the Context,” Lotus 74, November 1992, pp. 125-128. (in Italian, “A proposito
del contesto”)
1993
“Design for the Deco District,” Lotus International, 1993/III, pp. 119-120. (drawing and
presentation style for urban design projects, the Deco District, Miami Beach)
“The Electric Vehicle and the American Community: A National Planning and Design
Competition, Competition Results Summary,” Edison Electric Institute, 1993, pp. 7-8, 11-13.
(DSB served on jury, is quoted)
Interview with Roemer van Toorn, “Interview with Denise Scott Brown,” Archis, January
1993, pp. 40-47. (in Dutch and English, text is an abridged version of an interview published
in Ole Bouman and Roemer van Toorn, The Invisible in Architecture, Academy Editions,
1994)
“The Third Prince of Wales Prize in Urban Design,” The Third Prince of Wales Prize in
Urban Design, November 10, 1993, pp. 48-49. (postscript written by DSB)
“Wright in the Rear-View Mirror,” New York Times, September 12, 1993, p. 55 H.
1994
“The Architecture World Pays Tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim,” Guggenheim
Magazine, spring/summer 1994, p. 6.
“Changing Family Forms,” Regina, October 1994, pp. 38-41.
Essay, Knoll Celebrates 75 Years of Bauhaus Design, 1919-1994, New York: The Knoll
Group, 1994, p. 83. (Tribute to the Bauhaus)
Interview with Ole Bouman and Roemer van Toorn, “Architecture for King Client,” in The
Invisible In Architecture, London: Academy Editions, 1994, pp. 116-127.
Interview with Fabio Oppici and Enrique Walker, “Entrevista a Denise Scott Brown,”
Diseño, July-Aug. 1994, pp. 98-105. (In Spanish, “Interview with Denise Scott Brown”)
“Urban Design – The Private and Public Realm of America,” Polis, September 1994, pp. 36-
41. (Interview)
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“Scott Brown, Denise,” Contemporary Architects, 3rd edition, Muriel Emanuel, ed., New
York: St. James Press, 1994, pp. 866-867.
1995
“Architecture in the Public Realm: A Public Discussion,” GSD News, winter/spring 1995, pp.
20-27. (public spaces and the new Boston federal courthouse)
“Berlin When the Wall Comes Down,” Berlin, Berlin: Architecture for the New Century,
Berlin: Nishen, 1995, pp. 22-30. (in German, a publishing of Competition Entry)
“Breaking Down the Barriers between Theory and Practice,” Architecture, vol. 84, no. 3,
March 1995, pp. 43-47.
“The Diversity Between Us,” in Proceedings of AIA Diversity Conference, Building Bridges:
Diversity Connections, Washington: AIA, August 11-13, 1995, p. 21-22. (closing remarks from
DSB, Honorary Conference Chair, see “The Power of Inner Diversity” for opening remarks)
Gabor, Andrea, Einstein’s Wife, New York: Viking Penguin, a division of Penguin Books USA
Inc., 1995. (chapter on Denise Scott Brown, pp. 155-231)
Gabor, Andrea, “The Misunderstood Vision of Denise Scott Brown: An architect who
confounds the establishment,” Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, September 10, 1995, pp. 21-
24, 26, 28. (profile of DSB, cover story, adapted from Gabor’s profile in Einstein’s Wife)
“Honor the mother,” APA Planning, December 1995, p. 4-5. (DSB’s answer when asked “to
cite the single thing that would most improve our communities in the 21st century”)
Interview with Evelina Francia, “Learning from Africa: Denise Scott Brown talks about her
early experiences to Evelina Francia,” The Zimbabwean Review, July, 1995, pp. 26-29.
“The Perelman Quadrangle as Campus Center,” University of Pennsylvania Almanac, April
25, 1995, p. 3. (excerpts from report)
“The Power of Inner Diversity,” Proceedings of AIA Diversity Conference, Building Bridges:
Diversity Connections, Washington: AIA, August 11-13, 1995, p. 4-6. (publishing of opening
address given by DSB, Honorary Conference Chair; see “The Diversity between Us” for
closing remarks)
1996
Downes, Peggy, Ilene Tuttle, Patricia Faul, and Virginia Mudd, eds., The New Older Woman:
A Dialogue for the Coming Century, Berkeley: Celestial Arts, 1996. (DSB participates in the
dialogue and her career is described by editors)
Gattamorta, Gioia; Rivalta, Luca; Savio, Andrea, Louis I. Kahn itinerari, Rome: Officiana
Edizioni, 1996, pp. 31-37, 232-234, 249-250, 255-256. (interview with DSB)
Interview with Carol Strickland, “A Planner Looks at State of the Cities,” The Christian
Science Monitor, March 28, 1996, pp. 10-11.
Interview with Robert Wojtowitz, “Mumford Symposium,” Penn in Ink, February 1996, p.2.
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“The Power of Inner Diversity,” AIArchitect, May, 1996, p. 22. (DSB’s opening address given
by at 1995 Diversity Conference)
“The Third Prince of Wales Prize in Urban Design,” Prize Catalog, 1993, pp. 48-49.
“Through the Looking Glass: Reply to Joan Ockman,” The Sex of Architecture, Diana Agrest,
Patricia Conway, Leslie Kanes Weisman, eds., New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996, pp. 211-
216.
“Working for Giuseppe Vaccaro,” Edilizia Popolare, no. 243, January/February 1996, pp. 5-
13. (in Italian, “Lavorando per Giuseppe Vaccaro”)
1997
MacLean, Barbara Hutmacher, “I Can’t Do What?” Voices of Pathfinding Women, Ventura,
California: Pathfinder Publishing, 1997, pp. 96-110. (Interview and survey of DSB’s career)
McQuate, Bridget, “Women in Architecture: Protecting the Tower,” The Philadelphia
Architect, March 1997, p.1. (Interview with DSB)
1998
“Our Best Main Streets” (with Robert Venturi and Steven Izenour), Travel and Leisure, April
1998, pp. 105-107.
“Rethinking Designs of the 60s,” Yale Perspecta 29, 1998, pp. 1-96. (DSB mentioned; 83-93
and passim; mentions RV, p. 51)
1999
“Focus on Family Space,” in “Four Takes on a Brave New (Residential) World,” L.A. Times
Magazine, May 16, 1999, pp. 18-24. (DSB’s brief essay part of special issue on Home &
Design)
“The Hounding of the Snark,” in The Architecture of Science, eds. Peter Galison and Emily
Thompson, Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 1999, pp. 375-380 (reprinted in Having
Words, London: Architectural Association, 2009, pp. 60-68)
“Learning from Brinck,” unpublished, March 1999.
“Settlement Patterns: Throwing Stones,” Perspecta 30, fall 1999, pp. 58-61.
“Three Encounters with Charles and Ray Eames,” unpublished, July 6, 1999.
“Unpublished letter to David Owen,” June 8, 1999. (letter prompted by Alex Shear
describing RV and DSB’s relationship with popular culture)
“With the Best Intentions: On Design Review,” Harvard Design Magazine, winter/spring
1999, pp. 37-42.
2000
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“Between Three Stools” (excerpt) in L’Architecture et La Ville Mélanges offerts á Bernard
Huet, Paris: École D’Architecture, 2000, pp.193-204. (in French, also includes RV’s article
“Sweet and Sour,” 1994, see also: Section B)
“Philadelphia’s Battle Against Blight: Define the issue and focus on maintenance,”
Philadelphia Inquirer, Chris Satullo, ed., May 7, 2000. (Article prompted by Harris
Steinberg and Sandy Garz, who requested a reaction to Mayor Street’s blight removal
campaign, with photo)
2001
“Blurb,” in Designing for Diversity Gender, Race and Ethnicity in the Architectural
Profession, Kathryn Anthony, USA: University of Illinois Press, 2001. (blurb on the back
cover)
“Houses and Housing In The Late 20th Century and Beyond,” in American Home, Wendell
Garrett, David Larkin, and Michael Webb, eds., New York: Rizzoli/Universe Publishing, pp.
240-243, 2001.
2002
“De la place au sommet?” Faces 51, autumn 2002, pp. 28-35. (French translation of “Room at
the Top? Sexism and the Star System in Architecture,” translation done by Jean-Paul
Jaccaud, includes images of recent work)
Interview with Jo Procter, “The Big Picture,” Williams Alumni Review, winter 2002, p. 18-23.
(Williams planning with several images from final report)
“Learning from Vaccaro,” in Giuseppe Vaccaro, Marco Mulazzani ed., Milan: Electa, May
2002, pp. 66-75. (in Italian, “Imparare da Vaccaro”)
“Measuring Downtown’s Future,” New York Times, August 16, 2002, (Web). (op-ed, future of
the World Trade Center site)
“What Shall We Do About The World Trade Center?” MetropolisMag.com, April 8, 2002, <
http://www.metropolismag.com/html/wtc/wtc_denisescottbrown.html > (RV contributed an
article as well, see also: Section B)
2003
“About the Workshop,” in Continuità E Discontinuità: Vuoti urbani nel tessuto antico,
Cristiana Bedoni et al, eds., Rome: Editrice Librere Dedalo, 2003. (Continuity and
Discontinuity: Voids in the Urban Fabric, produced for the International Design Workshop
February/March 2001, University of Roma Tre)
“Activities as Patterns: Lessons About Architecture from Planning,” MetropolisMag.com,
February 2003. (DSB's “In Your Face” lecture, given September 2001)
Links: http://www.metropolismag.com/html/vsba/index.html#activitiesaspatterns
Link to DSB’s images http://www.metropolismag.com/html/vsba/index_d.html
Link to Introduction http://www.metropolismag.com/html/vsba/index.html#introduction
Link to RV’s talk & images http://www.metropolismag.com/html/vsba/robert_venturi.html
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“A Buildable Dream for Penn’s Landing,” Philadelphia Inquirer, February 24, 2003.
(Includes link to VSBA’s report: http://go.philly.com/plreport)
http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/5247886.htm
“Buildings of Science,” The Scientist, volume 17, issue 15, July 28, 2003.
“Learning from Brinck,” in Everyday America: Cultural Landscape Studies after J.B.
Jackson, eds. Chris Wilson and Paul Groth, Los Angeles: University of California Press,
2003, pp. 49-61.
“Learning From Pop,” in Architektur Theorie, ed. Prof. Gerd De Bruyn, Basel: Birhauser,
2003. (in German, “Lernen vom Pop”)
“The Philadelphia School,” The Philadelphia Architect, September 2003, p. 8. (article by RV
also in issue, see also: Section B)
2004
“Architecture as Patterns and Systems, Learning From Planning,” Part 2 of Architecture as
Signs and Systems: for a Mannerist Time, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown,
Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004, pp. 103-224. (see
also: Section D)
“Disney Goes Pop,” Metropolis Magazine, April 2004. (“The authors of Learning from Las
Vegas – early proponents of the bold and the garish – take a look at King Mickey’s latest
resort,” RV also wrote separate piece, see also: Section B)
“Internship at the Speed of Professional Practice,” Design Intelligence, November 2004, Vol.
10, No. 11, pp. 8-9. (for “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools” issue)
2005
“Don’t Celebrate All Dilworth Stood For,” unpublished, 2005.
“So, do you like it?” Philadelphia Inquirer, July 31, 2005, p. C5. (comments on Cesar Pelli’s
new Cira Centre building in Philadelphia)
“Talking Sheds,” Architecture Week, No. 234, April 6, 2005.
< http://www.architectureweek.com/2005/0406/design_1-1.html >
“Thoughts on New Orleans,” Domus 885, October 2005. (discussing next steps for planning
in post-Katrina New Orleans)
“What Should New Orleans Do?” Artforum, December 2005, pp. 10, 264, 266, 268-69, 300,
308. (re-published in Dutch in de Architect, 2006; reprinted in Having Words, London:
Architectural Association, 2009, pp. 119-127)
“What’s the Matter with Mannerism,” Architecture, May 2005, pp. 27,28. (excerpts from RV,
DSB’s ASSFMT)
2006
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“The Art in Waste,” in Urban Distortions, eds. Ben Castro Terán and Juan López-Aranguren
Blázquez, Madrid: Basurama, 2006, pp. 14-38. (adapted from lecture given at Basurama
Conference at La Casa Encendida, Madrid, 2006, in Spanish and English)
“Building a Future Without a Blueprint,” Washington Post, January 1, 2006. p.B2.
(Discusses how the demands of demography might affect urban development in the year
2030)
“Denise Scott Brown Points of View,” Domus 888, January 2006, p. 10. (editors publish DSB’s
letter to Manuel Orazi thanking him for his review of ASSFMT in previous issue, DSB also
clarifies definition of mannerism and collaborative work with RV)
“In the past,” Building Design, March 31, 2006. (DSB writes about continued influence of
Modernism, Architects can still learn from Modernism)
Interview with Ellis Woodman, Cities. Architecture and Society, Venice: Fondazione La
Biennale di Venezia 2006, p 84. (conversation on cities: Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Tokyo, and
Shanghai)
“Is the future in the past?” Building Design, issue 1715, March 31, 2006, p. 15. (history of
and what can be learned from Modernism, original manuscript called “Has Modernism Had
its Day?”)
“Tributes,” Penn Design Annual, January 2006. p 10. (DSB pays tribute to David Crane,
excerpt from ASSFMT)
“Urban Design at Fifty, and a Look Ahead,” Harvard Design Magazine, spring/summer 2006,
pp. 33-44. (Harvard’s first Urban Design Conference, funding, cross professional integration,
also discusses challenges when funding cut, goals for future of Urban Design. Reprinted as
“Urban Design at Fifty: A Personal View,” in: Urban Design, Alex Krieger and William S.
Saunders, eds., Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009, pp. 61-87)
“What Should New Orleans Do?” de Architect, February 2006, pp. 14-17. (in Dutch, “What
moet New Orleans doen?” originally published in Artforum, 2005)
2007
“A 1 in 500 Chance and the Urban System,” Space, 473, April 2007, pp 6-7. (excerpt from
“What Should New Orleans Do?” originally published in Artforum, 2005)
“Comments on the Design of the First Edition of Learning from Las Vegas,” in Supercrit #2:
Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown Learning from Las Vegas, eds. Kester Rattenbury
and Samantha Hardingham, London: Routledge, 2007, pp. 17-18. (DSB comments on the
first edition’s design, layout, philosophical differences with MIT Press and graphic designer
Muriel Cooper, and the redesigned second edition. See also sections A, E.)
“Context in Context,” Context (the Journal of AIA Philadelphia), spring 2007, pp. 42-43.
(adapted excerpt from ASSFMT, with images and focus on Nikko)
“Drawing with Love,” unpublished MS, 2007. (re-worked version of “The Drawing of
Buildings,” 1982, focusing on new folio of RV’s sketches)
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Learning from Pop, Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili, SL, 2007. (booklet in Spanish,
“Aprendiendo del Pop” originally published in Casabella, 1971)
“Learning from Pop,” in Essential Writings from Vitruvius to the Present: the Architecture
Reader, ed. A. Krista Sykes, New York: George Braziller, Inc., pp. 206-214. (DSB’s essay is
included in compendium as Chapter 23 of the book, essay was originally published in
Casabella in 1971)
Interview with Pavlos Hatzopoulos, “Learning From…,” Re-public, < http://www.re-
public.gr/en/?p=54 > October, 2007. (interview with DSB about architecture and its
relationship to democracy and political conditions)
“On Public Interior Space” (with Maurice Harteveld), AA Files 56, 2007, pp. 64-73. (an article
in interview format that examines DSB’s thoughts on interior space, the street-through-the-
building concept, and its manifestation in VSBA work; includes project images and drawings,
see also Section A)
“Studio: Architecture’s Offering to Academe,” unpublished, 2007. (adapted from the lecture
given at the Parathesis Conference at Columbia University, February 4, 2006)
“Towards an Active Socioplastics,” unpublished, 2007 (published in Having Words, London:
Architectural Association, 2009, pp. 22-54)
“Universitas Symposium: Second Working Session, Saturday, January 8, 1972” and
“Universitas Symposium: Third Working Session, Sunday, January 9, 1972,” in The
Unversitas Project: Solutions for a Post-Technological Society, ed. Emilio Ambasz, New York:
Museum of Modern Art, 2007, pp. 368-69, 407-08. (Advocating action-oriented education
that goes beyond academic analysis, DSB poses questions on the definition of Universitas
and suggests a working framework for the institution’s development.)
2008
“Context in Context,” in Complexity: Design Strategy and World View, eds. Andrea Gleiniger
and Georg Vrachliotis, Basel: Birkhäuser, 2008, pp. 24-34. (originally appeared as Chapter 8
of ASSFMT, with images of Toulouse adapted from Ch. 9)
“Drawing with Love” In: The Robert Venturi Sketch Collection, 2008 (frontmatter; reworked
version of “The Drawing of Buildings,” 1982, focusing on new folio of RV’s sketches)
“Everyday,” in Crucial Words: Conditions for Contemporary Architecture, eds. Gert
Wingårdh and Rasmus Wærn, Basel: Birkhäuser, 2008. (DSB describes architecture of the
everyday and learns from it as a designer)
“Functionalism, Yes Yes,” SPACE, 487, August 2008, pp. 22-23.
“Learning from Pop,” (excerpted) in Architectural Theory, Volume II, An Anthology from
1871-2005, eds. Harry Francis Mallgrave and Christina Contandriopoulos, Malden, Mass.:
Blackwell Publishing, 2008, pp. 436-40. (also includes excerpts of RV’s C+C, DSB and RV’s
“On Ducks and Decoration,” and Kenneth Frampton’s rebuttal to “Learning from Pop”; see
also: Sections A, B, E)
2009
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Endorsement blurb for Harold Hambrose, Wrench in the System, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley
& Sons, Inc., 2009 (on back cover)
Having Words, London: Architectural Association, 2009 (AA Words series #4; collection of
DSB essays: “Invention and Tradition” (1986), “Towards an Active Socioplastics” (2007), “On
Pop Art, Permissiveness, and Planning” (1969), “The Hounding of the Snark” (1999), “On
Formal Analysis” (1979), “Sexism and the Star System” (1989), “The Making of an Eclectic”
(1979), “A Worm’s Eye View” (1984), “What Should New Orleans Do?” (2005), “Planning the
Powder Room” (1967), “On Analysis and Design” (1970), “Words About Architecture” (2009))
Lafore, Benjamin and Aurélien Gillier, “The Prima Donnas Are All Male,” face b//
architecture from the other side, Paris: faceb_paris, 2009, pp. 2, 4, 8-71 (in English and
French; interview with Denise Scott Brown)
“My Kind of Town,” Architecture Today, No. 200, July 2009, p. 104-105 (DSB; re LV)
“Urban Design at Fifty: A Personal View,” in: Urban Design, Alex Krieger and William S.
Saunders, eds., Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009, pp. 61-87 (Originally
published as “Urban Design at Fifty, and a Look Ahead,” Harvard Design Magazine,
spring/summer 2006, pp. 33-44)
“Where’s the Big Idea?” RIBA Journal, March 2009, pp. 46-48;
http://www.ribajournal.com/index.php/feature/article/rethink_march09/
“Words About Architecture,” in: Having Words, London: Architectural Association, 2009, pp.
145-153
2010
“From Words to Buildings,” The Pennsylvania Gazette, March/April 2010, pp. 17-18 (adapted
from “Words About Architecture,” Having Words, London: Architectural Association, 2009,
pp. 145-153)
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