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Language of Post-Modern Architecture 6

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Combining a theoretical treatment of the architectural language with a record of the Post-Modern movement at six different stages in its history, this book defines Post-Modernism in architecture. The buildings of Robert Venturi and Michael Graves, among others, are featured.
Hardcover, 204 pages
Published August 15th 1991 by Rizzoli (first published 1977)
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Sep 15, 2015 Leonardo marked it as to-keep-reference  ·  review of another edition
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En el clasicismo moderno un edificio se suponía que obedecía a un código global, mientras que con la posmodernidad tenemos una multiplicidad de códigos. Esto puede suponer o bien una multiplicidad (ambigüedad) de significados –lo que Charles Jencks llamaba la «metáfora aludida» (¿la Ópera de Sidney es el crecimiento de una flor o una serie de tortugas copulando?)– o bien una multiplicidad de funciones, desde los espectáculos escénicos a las compras y los restaurantes (la Ópera de Oslo, de Snøhet ...more
Gandhi Kumakaw
this book is have power to my study
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Nov 10, 2007 John Williams rated it liked it
This book is a great introduction to what's been happening in architecture in the last 50 or 60 years. Not only a great introduction to post-modern architecture, but also a nice complement to the study of post-modernism itself. Somehow post-modernism as a movement was more clear to me when looking at something (perhaps literally) concrete like a building than something more abstract like a painting or a piece of writing. What I liked best was the extensive collection of photographs of post-moder ...more
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Recommended by Tom Turner - author of 'Garden History: Philosophy and Design 2000 BC - 2000 AD' - as one of forty books which - he suggests - every landscape student should have seen. Thanks to the Landscape Information Hub UK.
Jul 31, 2008 Ethan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though I disagree with much of Jencks' writing, and don't particularly like his style, this book definitely helped me get a better understanding of post modernism in all its manifestations.
Jan 06, 2008 Michael rated it really liked it
Including his extremely specific (and completely artificial) dating of Modern Architecture's demise, this is classic Jencks (and Andrei still cringes).
Jul 20, 2010 Yusita rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: architecs
Good book for architecs!

best regards,
Sep 21, 2011 Brandon rated it really liked it
Hilarious and important.
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Charles Alexander Jencks (born 21 June 1939) is an American architecture theorist and critic, landscape architect and designer. His books on the history and criticism of modernism and postmodernism are widely read in architectural circles. He studied under the influential architectural historians Sigfried Giedion and Reyner Banham. Jencks now lives in Scotland where he designs landscape sculpture.
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