Dezeen Wire: architectural theorist Charles Jencks has written a new article for Blueprint magazine about the resurgence of postmodern architecture over the past twenty years, during which time other commentators claim it has become defunct.
Jencks points to projects from the likes of Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, Herzog & de Meuron and Santiago Calatrava as demonstrative of the continuing influence of postmodern ideas, which he claims have led to "the explosive growth in iconic buildings and landmark sculptures."
Dezeen Wire: author and curator Stephen Bayley has written a savage review of the Victoria & Albert museum's current exhibition of Postmodern design and architecture, which he describes as "a revived chamber of horrors." - The Architect's Newspaper More
London Design Festival 2011: divisive designs from the 1970s and 1980s are brought together in a retrospective exhibition entitled Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990, which opened at the Victoria & Albert museum at the weekend. More
Dezeen Wire: Justin McGuirk of The Guardian is the latest critic to write about the kitsch revival of postmodernism, which he says remains popular with consumers - The Guardian
A retrospective about the postmodern movement opens at the Victoria & Albert museum on 24 September. See recent articles on postmodernism by Alice Rawsthorn for The New York Times and Rowan Moore in The Observer.
Dezeen Wire: ahead of the opening of Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990 at the Victoria & Albert Museum next week, design critic Alice Rawsthorn describes the hype and controversy that surrounded the movement and its influence on subsequent designers - The New York Times
See a previous article discussing the definition of postmodernism by The Observer's architecture critic Rowan Moore here.
Dezeen Wire: ahead of the Victoria & Albert Museum's exhibition Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990 starting on 24 September, architecture critic Rowan Moore discusses the definition of the movement and its impact on contemporary architecture - The Observer