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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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John Williams
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.
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.
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 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: architecs
Good book for architecs!

best regards,
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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