Postmodern architecture

Postmodern architecture is a style or movement which emerged in the 1960s as a reaction against the austerity, formality, and lack of variety of modern architecture, particularly in the international style advocated by Philip Johnson and Henry-Russell Hitchcock. The movement was introduced by the architect and urban planner Denise Scott Brown and architectural theorist Robert Venturi in their book Learning from Las Vegas. The style flourished from the 1980s through the 1990s, particularly in the work of Scott Brown & Venturi, Philip Johnson, Charles Moore and Michael Graves. In the late 1990s, it divided into a multitude of new tendencies, including high-tech architecture, neo-futurism, new classical architecture and deconstructivism.[1]

Postmodern architecture
From top, left to right: Vanna Venturi House by Robert Venturi; Team Disney building in Burbank, California by Michael Graves; Guild House in Philadelphia by Robert Venturi; 550 Madison Avenue by Philip Johnson; PPG Place in Pittsburgh by Philip Johnson; Piazza d'Italia, New Orleans by Charles Moore
Years active1960–2000s
Influencesinternational style

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