Architecture: Modernism, Pre-Modernism and Post-Modernism Comparison Essay by numero uno

Architecture: Modernism, Pre-Modernism and Post-Modernism
A discussion of the different movements - pre-modernism, modernism and post-modernism - in architectural history and how each one differs from the other.
# 6859 | 2,550 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 07, 2003 in Architecture (Modern) , Architecture (History)

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A paper which discusses the different movements in architectural history and compares the differences between them. The paper shows how among these movements, modernism is the most popular and how it has influenced art and architecture in the United States and Europe. It shows, on the other hand, that pre-modernism is a less popular era in which architecture was influenced by the industrial age and its need for order and precision, and that Post-modernism was the movement that followed modernism and contains elements of both classicism and modernism.

From the Paper:

"During the modernism movement, architects started using steel and iron more in their designs and they also started focusing on functional designs. Apart from the use of steel and iron, concrete was also brought back to the architectural world. It is important to know here that concrete is one thing that sets late 19th century buildings from pre-modernism architectural designs. While concrete was first used by the Romans in 5 B.C., it was later taken over by other materials such as marble, stone, brick etc. Modernists are responsible for the revival of concrete in architecture."

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