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Postmodern Architecture

Postmodern Architecture

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will examine Postmodern aesthetics in architecture.

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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.

Notes on "Postmodern Architecture"


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;

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