Tag: Postmodernism

Postmodern architecture: No 1 Poultry, London, by James Stirling

Postmodern architecture: No 1 Poultry, London, by James Stirling

Pomo summer: the last project in our Postmodernism season is by one of Britain's greatest architects. With its distinctive stripy facade, rounded clock tower and colourful courtyard, No 1 Poultry was James Stirling's last completed building, but is currently the focus of a preservations battle involving some of the world's best-known architects (+ slideshow). More »

Postmodern architecture: the Portland Municipal Services Building, Oregon, by Michael Graves

Postmodern architecture: the Portland Municipal Services Building, Oregon, by Michael Graves

Pomo summer: Michael Graves' pink and teal Portland Municipal Services Building in Portland, Oregon, is one of Postmodernism's most important structures – and also one of its most divisive. As our season dedicated to the controversial movement nears its end, we revisit the building that kickstarted the debate about preserving Postmodern architecture. More »

Postmodern design: Grace Jones maternity dress by Jean-Paul Goude

Postmodern design: Grace Jones maternity dress by Jean-Paul Goude

Pomo summer: art director Jean-Paul Goude brought Postmodernism's bold shapes and historical references into the fashion world with his maternity dress for Grace Jones, which both disguised and celebrated her pregnancy. In the next instalment from our season, we explore the genesis of the dress and how it made Jones a poster child for the design movement everyone loves to hate. More »

Postmodern architecture: TV-am television studios, London by Terry Farrell

Postmodern architecture: TV-am television studios, London by Terry Farrell

Pomo summer: as one of the few architects that didn't shy away from being labelled a Postmodernist, Terry Farrell is responsible for some of the UK's first and most important examples of the style. In the latest instalment from our Postmodernism series, we look at his television studios for TV-am, which featured a Japanese temple, a Mesopotamian ziggurat and 11 rooftop eggcups (+ slideshow). More »