Architecture on the Edge of Postmodernism

Architecture on the Edge of Postmodernism

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Robert A. M. Stern is one of contemporary architecturea€™s most influential figures, with a career encompassing every facet of the profession: he has a flourishing private practice; he is a noted authority on New York architectural history; his own architectural work has been featured in numerous monographs; and as Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, he has undeniably shaped the field of architectural education. As a preeminent force in the discourse of the field, Stern was one of the first critics to use and analyze the term a€œpostmoderna€ in architecture. This collection of essaysa€”Sterna€™s firsta€”brackets the years defined by the changes in architectural thinking introduced by Robert Venturi in 1966 and the exhibition Deconstructivist Architecture at the Museum of Modern Art in 1988. Throughout, Stern provides close readings of architectural events and offers firsthand accounts of transformations in architectural thinking during a critical period.... of Venturi, see American issues in terms of aquot;its pragmatism, bluntness, persistent energy (right or wrong), aquot; their formal focus is American not European. ... the Futurists; streamlined cars, trains and Norman Bel Geddes; a a#39;51 Ford with a#39; 56 side trim; driving; Ant Farm, Baier, Venturi, ... Burn it out, man, throw it out the window.

Title:Architecture on the Edge of Postmodernism
Author:Robert A. M. Stern
Publisher: - 2009


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