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Postmodern Architecture
A look at the formal and spatial qualities that characterize postmodern architecture and its relationship with classicism.
# 108370 | 1,108 words | 5 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Oct 05, 2008 in Architecture (General)

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This paper discusses how postmodern architecture, as its name suggests, and like so many aesthetic movements in general, arose as a reaction to the expressive sensibility of the previous generation and how perhaps the most striking formal and spatial qualities and characteristics of postmodern architecture is its lack of cohesion in all of the qualities of form and style. The paper also looks at how there are some shades of classicism in postmodern architecture--or at least neo-classicism and its embrace of an earlier era, that of Greek and Roman formality, and its transformation and appropriation of those forms in different uses.

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