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POSTMODERNISM ARCHITECTURE

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POSTMODERNISM ARCHITECTURE
AUTHORS:
Sylwia Pietrzak
Piotr Mrówczyński
Differences between MODERNISM
and POSTMODERNISM
Robert Venturi
Form follows fiction
MODERNISM vs POSTMODERNISM
Buildings:
-are
simple
-are
functional
-almost do
no
t have
any
decorations



Buildings:
-
interesting shapes
and are made
to ‘please the eye’ and
shock
-are
not
always
functional
-have
decorations
-it could be
presented as
huge
piece of furniture,
lipstick
Postmodernism
in architecture had begun as
rebellion against modernism
. It had been presented by idea that
architecture should consist of more complicated forms
and buildings than in Modernism. The first examples of Postmodernism are generally
cited
as being
from the 1950s
, but it
did not become a style until the late 1970s
.
Philip Johnson
is one
of the best architects representing Postmodernism.
His buildings had
a lot of various shapes.
He was first laureate
Pritzker Architecture Prize.
The Crystal Cathedral,
California, U.S.A.
(1981)
The Sony Tower,
formerly the AT&T Building, New York, U.S.A.
(1984)
Pittsburgh Plate
Glass Place,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
(1984)
The Louvre Pyramid, Paris
Charles Moore,Piazza d' Italia,
New Orleans, Louisiana
(1978)

The Big Duck,
Flanders, U.S.A.
Swan and Dolphin Hotels, Michael Graves
Guðjón Samúelsson, Hallgrímskirkja Church,
Reykjavík, Iceland (1986)
Buckminster Fuller, The Biosphère (environment museum), Montreal, Canada
Mario Botta, Museum of Modern Art,
San Francisco, U.S.A.

Santiago Calatrava,
City of the Arts and Sciences,
Valencia, Spain

Ricardo Legorreta,
Children's Discovery Museum,
San Jose, U.S.A.

Hans Hollein,
Haas-Haus,
Vienna, Austria
Wright, Frank Lloyd, Cohen, George
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Location Upper East Side, U.S.A.

St Coletta of Greater Washington
Gaskin, Neal,
New York Hotel & Casino,
Paradise, U.S.A.

Aldo Rossi
Giancarlo de Carlo
Hans Hollein
Carlo Scarpa
THE MOST IMPORTANT ARCHITECTS OF POSTMODERNISM
ARCHITECTS OF POSTMODERNISM
WIT
ORNAMENT
REFERENCE
Michael Graves
Robert A.M. Stern
Robert Venturi
Frank Gehry
The Lipstick Building,
Manhattan, U.S.A. (1986)

BUILDINGS OF OTHER ARCHITECTS
PROJECTS OF PHILIP JOHNSON
PROJECTS OF PHILIP JOHNSON
PROJECTS OF PHILIP JOHNSON
PROJECTS OF PHILIP JOHNSON
Mies Van de Rohe

Louis Sullivan
Less is more
Victor Mantel
Less is bore
Form follows function
Vlado Milunić, Frank Gehry,
The Dancing House,
Prague, Czech Republic (1996)

Modernism died because of its simplicity.
In
80's
Postmodernism was announced to be dead. People got bored with novelties like vivid colors, strange shapes and unusual ideas for each building. Colorful pieces of glass, mirror glass and vivid plastic windows frames disappeared. Despite this fact
we can see elements of Postmodernism till now.
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