The Language of Post-Modern Architecture (5th ed)

The Language of Post-Modern Architecture by Charles Jencks (Academy Editions, 1989, 5th ed) outlines one of the most debated theories of postmodernism.

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The Language of Post-Modern Architecture by Charles Jencks (Academy Editions, 1989, 5th ed) outlines one of the most debated theories of postmodernism.

This book, now in its Fifth Edition, has become a classic. Initially written in 1977, it was the first to define Post-Modern Architecture and thereby influence its development. Perhaps no other book since Le Corbusier’s Towards a New Architecture and Robert Venturi’s Complexity and Contradiction in architecture has had such importance in shaping opinions and practice, and this Fifth Edition brings the story up to date. It is a story of the failure of Modern Architecture to communicate with its users and the attempt today of Post-Modernists to overcome this failure. The result, which the Fifth Edition now elucidates, is the birth of a shared language: Post-Modern Classicism.
– Charles Jencks, The Language of Post-Modern Architecture (Academy Editions, 1989, 5th ed), excerpt from the back cover text

The text is in English. The book is generously illustrated with photographs and drawings.

Our copy currently in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean without any markings, and the binding is fine. The covers show some signs of shelf wear and use.

Weight 739 g
Dimensions 21.6 × 21.6 × 1.6 cm
Author(s)

Charles Jencks

Publisher

Academy Editions

Publishing year

1989

Language

Images

colour & b&w photos, drawings

Binding

Paperback

Condition

Number of pages

184

ISBN

0-85670-933-6