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Reassessing Postmodernism


Post Modernism always gave me a feeling similar to that of being on a bumpy car ride for too long. Other than Hans Hollein and James Stirling, it always smacked of a clicque engaging in private wisecracks at the expense of their clients (Venturi Rauch...). What does amaze me is the sheer power of ZHA built work, supposedly in continuity with "postmodernism" through Derrida and others. I think that Hadid's work has created a different way of seeing architecture, you could call it a "Zadid" style, but the profound engagement with volume, vista and light makes me feel that it's as perjorative as trying to say James Stirling had a "(post modern) style". It is a privilege to live in a time when I can visit buildings by these 2 creative geniuses.

Posted date

7 January, 2012

Posted time

3:53 pm