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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.
Saturday Sojurn — Sheltered by art at the Detroit Institute of the Arts. With over 100 galleries and covering 658,000 square feet, the DIA is regarded as among the top six museums in the United States with one of the country's largest and most significant art collections. Designed by architect Paul Philippe Cret in the Beaux-Arts Italian Renaissance style and built in 1927, the building features white marble as its main exterior material. The building was restored in 2007 by Michael Graves. @diadetroit
Here are some wonderful shots of the Old St. Andrews Episcopal Church. We are thrilled to be in Jacksonville this weekend to participate in the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation's Annual Conference! #fthp2018 , #preservationmonth , #historicpreservation
Marchmont House: The house was built for the 3rd Earl of Marchmont in 1740, in the style of William Adam, however in fact designed by Thomas Gibson. The Palladian house (3) was heavily influenced by William Kent's Houghton Hall. Other than minor alterations to the garden facade by Burn in the 19th century, the house remained unaltered until 1914, when Lortimer was hired to modernise the house (4,5). A dormered attic floor was added, the ground at the front of the house lowered allowing the creation of a ground floor Entrance Hall (The old Entrance Hall on the Piano Nobile became the Saloon (7)), the wings were connected to the house, and the stables converted into a Music Room (6). Many of the interiors retained their 1740's plaster, by Claydon, and Lortimer's additions are unoticable. The house became a care home in the 1980s, but has since been restored. #Marchmont#architecturalhistory#countryhouse
Buildings change through time. Remodeling isn’t only a recent phenomena as some people have always wanted to discard the old and embrace the new. Look at this 1920s face lift (or face transplant) on an 1880s storefront. #architecturalhistory#historicdesignconsulting