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Why is Postmodern Architecture so Bizarre?



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What exactly is Postmodern Architecture and why does it tend to look so bizarre? In this video betty explores why this architectural movement is so complex and controversial.

Video Chapters:
00:00 Introduction
01:39 I: Origins
04:32 II: “Revolution”
07:23 III: Deconstruction
08:29 IV: Counterpoints
11:47 V: Legacy
12:55 Outro

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Sources and Further Reading:
1. Ghirardo, Diane. Architecture after Modernism. Thames & Hudson, 2005.
2. “Vanna Venturi House.” WTTW Chicago, July 9, 2018. https://interactive.wttw.com/tenbuildings/vanna-venturi-house.
3. Schwartz, Frederic, Aldo Rossi, Vincent Joseph Scully, and Robert Venturi. Mother’s House: The Evolution of Vanna Venturi’s House in Chestnut Hill. New York: Rizzoli, 1992.
4. Venturi, Robert, and Vincent Scully. Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2002.
5. Jencks, Charles. The Story of Post-Modernism: Five Decades of the Ironic, Iconic and Critical in Architecture. Chichester: Wiley, 2011.
6. Gura, Judith, Charles Aleksander Jencks, John Stuart Gordon, Steven Heller, R. Craig Miller, Denise Scott Brown, Johanna Grawunder, et al. Postmodern Design Complete. London: Thames & Hudson, 2017.
7. Jencks, Charles. “Contextual Counterpoint In Architecture.” Log, no. 24 (2012): 71–80. http://www.jstor.org/stable/41765471.
8. Venturi, Robert, and Scott Denise Brown. Architecture as Signs and Systems: For a Mannerist Time. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004.

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