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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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The building is an exquisite example of postmodern architecture, constructed with abundant detailing located throughout the premises.
But the quiet luxury of Portmeirion is not what it seems as something more sinister lurks underneath, and the very welldressed man attempts to escape from the stylishly dressed models who inhabit the stunning village, which has long been credited as being a huge influence on postmodern architecture in the late 20th century.
But more than just the expanded hours, the postmodern architecture and new, updated materials, patrons are attracted to the general vibe at the library, and no budget cut will be able to burst that bubble.
In the 30 years or so since my generation was avidly devouring Charles Jencks' The Language of Postmodern Architecture, architectural theory seems to have become more impenetrable, often merely for the sake of it, like much architecture, in fact.
More than any other art form, postmodern architecture represented capital refiguring itself as "creative".
Jencks described postmodern architecture as characterized by two different codes or styles coexisting in a single composition: for example, a modernist vocabulary with something else added.
His figure derives from his study of postmodern architecture (a field equally important to Hutcheon), and his discussions of postmodern space demonstrate the extent to which his conception of the postmodern derives from his description of the visceral response contemporary productions have on the individual as consumer.
The former poster boy of postmodern architecture is coming out with a line of kitchen accessories for Target, the discount chain.
This, of course, is the postmodern novel, quoting from previous structures as does postmodern architecture.
But as time went on his designs started to look dated to proponents of postmodern architecture, and some of his buildings were later demolished.
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