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Reassessing Postmodernism Subscription

By Colin Fournier

As a major exhibition opens at the V&A on the same subject, Charles Jencks has published an account of Postmodernism’s historic and unfolding story. While the author includes many recent architectural projects, these later examples emerge as antithetical to the movement’s original intent. But if the current crop of architecture is devoid of meaning, could Postmodernism find a future in the complexity of the city and a world of rapid scientific and technological transition?

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Conspicuous consumption: fast-food architectureSubscription

By Mimi Zeiger

The crude kitsch of fast-food diners is being abandoned in a bid to communicate sustainability, community and health

Vanna Venturi House

‘Complexity and Contradiction changed how we look at, think and talk about architecture’Subscription

By Martino Stierli

Robert Venturi’s book has enduring significance in a complex and contradictory age

From its ‘war address’ in Cheam, the AR surveys a brave new post-war world in August 1945

Troubles in Theory Part II: Picturesque to PostmodernismSubscription

By Anthony Vidler

The second essay in AR’s series: Troubles in Theory

FAT’s proposal for Community in a Cube in AD’s issue on ‘Radical Post-Modernism’

Radicalising Postmodernism Subscription

By Steve Parnell

London - Radical Post-Modernism Today

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Charles Moore (1925-1993)Subscription


 Charles Moore was the wizard who led us out of the sterility and self-importance of Modernism and showed us that we could go home again

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This hand-drawn section was made by student Stuart Franks to complete the first year of his MA at the Royal College of Art.

Postmodernism lives on in Stuart Frank's drawingSubscription

This hand-drawn section was made by student Stuart Franks to complete the first year of his MA at the Royal College of Art

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