Table of Contents
Semiotics and Symbolism, Robert Venturi
Permanence and Weight, Tod Williams
Light and Time, Thomas Phifer
Accumulation and Social Life, Paul Lewis
Biographies and Credits
This essay presents the experiences of four contemporary American architects in Rome and Italy as a means of exploring the relationship between travel and design thinking. All four architects are Fellows of the American Academy in Rome (FAAR): Robert Venturi (FAAR 1956), Tod Williams (Faar1983), Thomas Phifer (FAAR 1995), and Paul Lewis (FAAR 1999). Images of their projects are here juxtaposed against Roman buildings, sites, landscapes, and quotes from interviews with the designers.