Deconstructivism

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Deconstructivism

(1984–)
An architectural style known as “Neomodernism,” or “Poststructuralism,” It takes many of its forms from the work of the Constructivists of the 1920s, such as Tchernikhov and Leonidou. It takes modernist abstraction to an extreme and exaggerates already known motifs. It is an antisocial architecture, based on intellectual abstraction. Some examples are Bernard Tschumi’s designs for the Parc de la Villette, Paris; Peter Eisenman’s Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Ohio; and work by Frank Gehry, Architectonica, SITE, and Morphosis.