Postmodernism: Uses of Language in Architecture 2/5
Date: Wednesday 25 May 1977
Venue: Art Net
Robert Stern discusses the contested relationship between modernism and postmodernism, outlining the principles of postmodern architecture: contextualism - recognizing the individual building as a fragment of a larger evolving whole; allusionism - citing elements from history, culture, and other disciplinary sources; and ornamentalism. Stern illustrates his talk with a selection of images of mid-twentieth century architecture, including buildings by Paul Rudolph, Louis Kahn, and Eero Saarinen, as well as work by himself and his contemporaries, including those architects often grouped under the label the New York Five.
Introduced by Peter Cook.
NB: Images are dark and often difficult to distinguish. Slight gaps between original master tape changeovers.
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