Loading presentation...
Prezi is an interactive zooming presentation

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Architecture: Modern Vs. Postmodern

No description
by

Sarah Thornley

on 21 September 2012

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Architecture: Modern Vs. Postmodern

Sarah Thornley, P.2 Modern vs. Postmodern Thesis: Modern and Postmodern architecture have many similarites and differences, which will be compared and contrasted throughout my project. Modern Architecture:
-Developed after WW1, but gained in popularity after WW2
-Developed by those against the lavish and expensive appearance in Victorian and European architecture.
-Follows a "form follows function" and "truth to materials" notion, meaning that the result of a design should come from its purpose, and that none of the materials should try and be concealed as something else. (e.g a concrete slab as a wall).
- Showed a use of less materials, as well as more natural light.
-First modern buildings were skycrapers Post-Modern Architecture
-Showed up in late 60's, gained popularity in early 1980's.
-Same philosophy as modern, although buildings use more cylindrical and whimsical shapes as opposed to strictly rectangles, and horizontal/vertical lines.
-Drew from past styles , such as Greek and Roman, and brought the return of the column. -Both use very little construction materials
-Use tons of natural light
-Use geometric shapes Comparison Contrast Modern strictly uses horizontal and vertical lines, as well as rectangular shapes.
Postmodern shows a use of "Dr. Suess" or whimsical like shapes.
Modern houses are very simple, while postmodern shows a greater use of ornamental styles, drawn from the art-deco period. Famous Modern Architects:
Louis Sullivan (1856-1924): Father of the modern day skyscraper, Frank Lloyd Wright's mentor.
Frank Lloyd Wright:(1867-1959)
Works include Falling Water and The Robie House
Daniel Burnham (1846-1912)
Laid the foundation for many urban design theories. Most famous work - Flatiron building, NY, NY. Famous Postmodern Architects:
Robert Venturi- wrote the book "Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture" (published in 1966). It opened architects eyes to a completely new style of architecture. He is considered the forefront of the entire post-modern movement. KEY TERMS:
Modernism
Postmodernism
Contemporary
Symbolysm
Cylindrical
Ornamental
Art Deco
Victorian
Articulation Works Cited:
http://architecture.about.com/od/greatarchitects/p/venturi.htm
http://architecture.about.com/od/20thcenturytrends/tp/20thcgreats.htm
http://www.dwell.com/
http://www.modernaustin.com/
Full transcript