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Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernization Effects

Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernization Effects

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Publisher: Spector Books, Author: Sylvia Lavin, ISBN: 9783959052283, Format: Softcover, 240 x 310mm, 318pp

Postmodern architecture was characterised by four dominant beliefs: that architecture was distinct from the materiality of things; that history had an operative role to play in the present; that the emergence of a culture dominated by images enabled architects to equate drawing with authorship; and that architecture could secure its status among the arts by staking a claim to the exhibition space. While each strand of this belief system had deep historical roots, the expanding reach of American corporations played a crucial role in transforming these ideas into what was then termed the first global style. 

Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernist Effects features a series of fragments salvaged from canonic buildings of the late twentieth century together with archival materials from the CCA and other museum collections.