Revisiting Postmodernism

Revisiting Postmodernism

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Revisiting Postmodernism invites readers to see postmodernism in a new light: not just as a style, but as a cultural phenomenon which embraces all areas of life, and thrives on complexity and pluralism. Focusing on architecture but touching on other elements of design, urban planning and place making, this engaging book reflects both on the historical movement and on how postmodernism influences practices today.

Sir Terry Farrell and Adam Nathaniel Furman present two separate but complementary perspectives of this rich period of architectural history; one account as lived experience from a protagonist and pioneer in the field of postmodern architecture, and the other analysing the movement afresh, through the lens of the 21st century.

Shedding new light onto the forces and influences of the time, and offering insight into how these were transforming approaches to architecture both in the UK and internationally, this important book presents a new appreciation of this period of architectural history. Sumptuously illustrated with examples from across the globe, Revisiting Postmodernism offers a fresh perspective on buildings of this period, sharing their richness, diversity, and brilliance, with an emphasis on what was interesting, beautiful and unique about the architecture which emerged from this unusually fertile moment in history.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 196 x 215 x 15.24mm | 793.79g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 200 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 185946632X
  • 9781859466322
  • 747,889

Table of contents



1. Cultural Counter-Currents: Postmodernism in its Historical Place

2. The 'High Style' period of Postmodernism

3. We are all Postmodernists now

Central section of images

4. Modernist Orthodoxy Challenged

5. The Postmodern spirit takes hold

6. Backlash and resurgence


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About Sir Terry Farrell

Sir Terry Farrell CBE is an
award-winning international architect and town planner. Notable projects include Vauxhall Cross (the
MI6 building), Charing Cross station, and The Deep in Hull. He has taught at the AA, University of Westminster
and the University of Pennsylvania, and The Bartlett, UCL. He is a member of the Mayor
of London's Design Advisory Group and Outer London Commission, and led the
government-commissioned Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built
Environment in 2013-14. He was awarded a CBE in 1996 and a knighthood in 2001.
Adam Nathaniel Furman is a designer whose practice ranges from architecture & interiors, to sculpture, installation, writing and product design. He graduated from the AA with honours in 2008, having previously been awarded a RIBA Bronze Commendation in 2006, and has since been the recipient of the Design Museum Designer in Residence 2013-14, Blueprint Award for Design Innovation 2014, the UK Rome Prize for Architecture 2014-15, and is one of the Architecture Foundation's New Architects 2016.
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