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81; the reference is to the seminal study Learning from Las Vegas by R. Venturl, D. S. Brown and S. Izenour (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1972). There is an enormous body of literature spawned by the latter; see especially the critiques of M. Tafuri in his The Sphere and the Labyrinth: Avant-Gardes and Architecture from Piranesi to the 1970s (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1987, esp. Chapter 9 ‘The Ashes of Jefferson’), pp. 291 ff. ‘Cultural Logic’, p. 46, p. 83. ‘Cultural Logic’, p. 83. ‘Cultural Logic’, p. 83.
6 The Fogg Museum was in fact conceived of as a laboratory for study, demonstration, teaching, and for training in the material circumstances of artistic production. It was intended to be a scientific establishment devoted to the comparison and analysis of works of art of (potentially) all periods and places, to the estimation of their relative worth, and to an understanding of their evidential value with respect to the history and progressive evolution of different nations and ethnic groups. Photographic technology was central to the Fogg Museum’s conception as a scientific institution, affording a systematic and uniform formatting of objects of study.
1, Social Text, no. 4 (1981)]. ‘Cultural Logic’, p. 46, p. 56 (1984). Italics here and subsequently are mine. ‘Cultural Logic’, p. 79. ‘Cultural Logic’, p. 80. ‘Cultural Logic’, p. 81; the reference is to the seminal study Learning from Las Vegas by R. Venturl, D. S. Brown and S. Izenour (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1972). There is an enormous body of literature spawned by the latter; see especially the critiques of M. Tafuri in his The Sphere and the Labyrinth: Avant-Gardes and Architecture from Piranesi to the 1970s (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1987, esp.