Post-Modernism


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Post-Modernism

In architecture, the term Post-Modernism connotes the 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. There is a new interplay of contemporary forms and materials, with frequent historic allusions, often ironic, as for example in the use of non-supporting classic columns, medieval arches and even port-holes. Post-Modernism also accepts the manifestations of commercial mass culture: bright colors, neon lights, and advertising signs of the Las Vegas type. Most influential for the formulation of a post-modernist program were the writings of Robert Venturi. The A.T.&T. building in New York by Philip Johnson and John Burgee can be considered one of the earliest major examples of Post-Modernist architecture.
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The main difference between modernism and post-modernism is in the change of metanarrative.
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While post-modernism has been described as a reaction to the modernist epistemology and its notions of laws and order (Polkinghorne, 1992)--truth, rationality, objectivity, individual knowledge, evidence and scientific progress (Gergen, 2001)--it is oversimplistic to oppose or contrast modernism with post-modernism.
More seriously, the approach tends to minimise the reality of the body and ignore biological processes, rather illustrating Terry Eagleton's recent comment that post-modernism is "obsessed by the body but terrified of biology.
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