The Language of Post-Modern Architecture by Charles Jencks, originally published by Academy Editions in 1977, outlines one of the most debated theories of postmodernism.
This book (…) 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 book is generously illustrated with photographs and drawings.
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