Less is a bore  

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"On his own, when Robert Venturi wrote Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture (1966), he replaced the Miesian paradox 'Less is more' with the jibe 'Less is a bore'. His appeal against the purism of the old Modern Movement, against the .."--Studio International - Volume 190 - Page 95, 1975

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"Less is a bore" is a maxim by Robert Venturi coined as antidote to Mies van der Rohe's famous modernist dictum "Less is more".





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