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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?


Tribute to Charles JencksSubscription

Architects, artists, critics, teachers and theorists pay tribute to Charles Jencks, who sadly passed away on Sunday

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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

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‘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 II: Picturesque to PostmodernismSubscription


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

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Kevin Roche (1922 - 2019)Subscription

By Raymund Ryan

From a humble first commission to build a piggery for his father in County Cork, the Irish-born American architect went on to work with Eero Saarinen and – with his partner John Dinkeloo – build his own monumental works across the States, culminating in the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1982

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