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Manga biography celebrates Denise Scott Brown

“The manga centers on the life and work of Denise Scott Brown, recipient of the 2007 Vilcek Prize in Architecture. ‘Denise Scott Brown is one of the most influential American architects of the twentieth century … a pioneer of postmodernist thinking,’ says Vilcek Foundation President Rick Kinsel. “We are delighted with the way Hiroki [Otsuka, a professional manga artist since 1994,] captured elements of [her] life and work.”

The Vilcek Foundation raises awareness of immigrant contributions in America and fosters appreciation of the arts and sciences.

Scott Brown co-authored Learning From Las Vegas: the Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form. Venturi Scott Brown Associates received APA’s National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Pioneer in 2014. Learn more about Scott Brown’s many projects and awards here.

Read or download the seven-page manga here. 

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