Post-Modern Architecture

    SubTitle

    Introductions to Heritage Assets
    Post-Modern Architecture large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        15 Dec 2017
        11112819
        11112819

        Main Summary

          Post-Modernism is a movement and a style prevalent in architecture between about 1975 and 1990. It is characterised by its plurality, engagement with urban context and setting, reference to older architectural traditions and communication through metaphor and symbolism.
           
          While influenced by developments in the United States and Europe, Post-Modernism in Britain has distinctive characteristics of its own, including an emphasis on urban context and the use of brick and other traditional building materials.
           
          Post-Modernism was applied to many building types and sectors, particularly commercial architecture, cultural and civic buildings and small housing developments.
          This document sets out the history and characteristics of post-modern architecture, showing how it was applied to different sectors and building types. It supplements Historic England’s Listing Selection Guides which set out the criteria for considering buildings of different types for designation.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Geraint Franklin

          Author Information

          Geraint Franklin is an Investigator at Historic England

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          297mm

          Number of Illustrations

          16

          Number of Pages

          20

          ISBN

          9781848025295

          Contents

            •    Introduction
            •    Historical background
            •    Development of Post-Modern Architecture
            •    Change and the future
            •    Further reading
            •    Acknowledgements

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