"Of course, the house was vulgar, as almost everything postmodern was"
Portland Building, Oregon (built 1982) - sometimes described as an 'icon of postmodernism'
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The postmodern period followed the modernist period.

Postmodern trends in literature, art, philosophy, architecture and economics are all heavily influenced by the ideas of post-structuralist thinkers such as Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler and Jacques Lacan. In particular, literary postmodernism is associated with Derrida's concept of deconstruction which is discussed in the bookmark for p.129.

In the world of architecture and design, it is difficult to give a succinct description of postmodern influences. However, adjectives used to describe postmodern architectural and design trends include theatrical, exaggerated, unique, whimsical, colourful, outgoing, surprising, playful, confrontational, ironic, absurd, provocative, witty, and subversive.

Click here and here to read more about postermodernism in general,  and here to read more about postmodernist design concepts.

 

Memphis-Milano postmodernist design (1980s)
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