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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Adding to the city's charm are the Soviet-era blocks flanked alongside post-modern architecture, the cultural bridge of the past paving the way to the future.
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." At that point postmodernism had been the prevailing architectural style for nearly two decades.
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.
The design of Post-Modern architecture in Northern Cyprus is influenced by the developments in Turkey since the 1980s and by Turkish architects who are not credited officially for their work (29).
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.