Post Modernism and Architecture Essay

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Post Modernism and Architecture If one were to walk around and casually ask five people what post modernism was they would probably get five different answers or none at all. It is one of those indefinable academic terms that applies to many different fields of study. Most people seem to understand what it means individually but few agree collectively. To make matters even more complicated, it is often used in discussions about deconstruction. "To some Post Modernism is an excuse to pile together oodles of wild and crazy decor, to others it is another example of the weakness of standards and values. While some think that it is trangressive resistance to the sureness of categories, to others a handy way to describe a…show more content…
It was a competition entry that was done in 1935. He did the ogelweidplatz a sports center and concert hall in Vienna Austria. It to was a competition entry this was completed in 1953. One of his last works was an Art museum in Shiraz Iran in 1970, six years later he died.

Another post modern architect is Robert Venturi. He has been credited with not only saving modern architecture from it self but also with being one of the most original talents of contemporary architecture. He has done this by making the forms of his buildings visually pleasing. Like other Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates before him, he is an architect along with being a writer teacher and artist. Venturi graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1947. He furthered his studies as a Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome from 1954 to 1956. In 1966 he wrote a book that was called Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture, and shortly after it was published it became extremely influential. In his biography he wrote that Alvar Alto was his favorite architect. He also wrote that he looked up to him and that his work meant the most to him out of all the modern masters. He used Alto’s work to help him study the art and technique. Some examples of his work would be the Vanna Venturi House that is located in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. The Sainsbury Wing, a National Gallery of Art located in
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