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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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Landmarks Illinois only supports a sale if it includes reuse of the irreplaceable building, which remains Chicago's best example of grandly-scaled, Postmodern architecture.
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The fact that postmodern architecture "borrows" from earlier periods, which constitutes its eclecticism, suggests for Jencks that a transhistorical aesthetics defines postmodernism, represented by its reflexivity, blatant artifice, irony, plagiarism, pastiche, pluralism, hybridity, double coding, hi/lo cultural blending, and other characteristics.
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Raggatt has devoted his career to extending the linguistic plays and historical references pioneered by postmodern architecture into rhetorical gestures aimed at undercutting the dominance of the Euro-American canon; here he inverted Corbusier's icon by rendering the white exterior walls of the original building in black.
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When coming to the second model--postmodern architecture--McHale claims that "Postmodern architecture has a special status in the public perception of postmodernism--it is, after all, the form in which most people are apt to encounter postmodern aesthetics ...
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