This lesson discusses the characteristics of Postmodern Architecture and looks at some examples by Robert Venturi, Charles Moore, Michael Graves, Phillip Johnson, and Frank Gehry.
Image of Venturi, Vanna Venturi House, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:V_Venturi_H_720am.JPG; Image of Johnson, Sony Building, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sony_Building_by_David_Shankbone.jpg; Image of Moore, Piazza d’Italia, Photo by nola.agent, Creative Commons, http://www.flickr.com/photos/nola_agent/2727774955/; Image of Graves, Portland Building, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Portland_Building_1982.jpg; Image of Gehry, Guggenheim Bilbao, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Guggenheim-bilbao-jan05.jpg;
A sarcastic humor.
The combination of several styles in one building.
Forms defined by its simulation of natural substance; not rigid or geometric.