Post-Modern architecture

Post-Modern architecture

From the late 1960s on, a term describing architecture that connotes a break with the canons of International Style modernism. Functionalism and emphasis on the expression of structure are rejected in favor of a greater freedom of design, including Classical historic imagery. This leads to a new interplay of contemporary forms and materials with frequent historic allusions, often ironic, as, for example, in the use of nonsupporting Classical columns and medieval arches. Post-Modern architecture also accepts the manifestations of commercial mass culture, such as bright colors, neon lights, and advertising signs. Also See Neo-Eclectic.
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However, unless you have a taste for post-modern architecture, the older, historical colleges are by far the best places to explore.
Sarajevo is also a reality today, urban reality that combines Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian, socialist and post-modern architecture, urban-rural relations, but also Bosnia-Serb Republic relationships," says Frodon, a well-known French film historian.
student in architectural history, who responded to the frenzied media anticipation of the exhibition by stating: "Although there has never been a consensus as to what Post-Modern architecture is, there are a lot of people who think it is no longer.
In their creative use of recent precedents, they make the contemporary experiments of post-modern architecture in the West seem tentative, and the built masterpieces of Deconstructivism by such over-praised superstars as Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry look trivial and insubstantial.
Post-Modern architecture in Northern Cyprus never corresponds to an authentic 'Figurative Classicism' although many buildings expose figurative detailing (6).
Sporting an elegant facade, the post-modern architecture of the hotel is crowned with designs reminiscent of the Victorian art-nouveau era.
The latter's book, The Language of Post-Modern Architecture became a global best-seller in the mid-'70s, with at least 160 000 copies sold in successive editions, all except the last published by Papadakis.
Viewing their work as in between high modernism and post-modern architecture that followed, Green describes how they saw architecture as akin to living organisms, especially in terms of the human body, a butterfly, and a crystal.
And Princes Dock accounts for less than 40 acres of a 2, 000-acre property estate, much of which is disused and waiting for its turn to become a haven of bland but valuable post-modern architecture.
Postmodernism got recognition as a movement, something marked, perhaps, by the publication of The Language of Post-modern Architecture (1977), by Charles Jencks, and by the slightly later "Chippendale" skyscraper Johnson designed for AT&T (now the Sony Building).
A glittering metropolis of post-modern architecture, the city is a millionaires' playground where life is lived mainly in the fast lane.