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Radical Post-Modernism: Architectural Design

  • Charles Jencks, Sean Griffiths, Charles Holland, Sam Jacob
  • 978-0-470-66988-4
  • Paperback
  • 136 pages
  • September 2011
  • Price: US $45.00 Buy this book

About this Book

In this latest issue of Architectural Design the guest editors are drawn, like the content, from contrasting tastes and generations. Charles Jencks, the definer of Post-Modernism for thirty years, discusses some issues that have re-emerged today, while the young group of British architects, FAT, argues for a particular version of RPM. An interview between Rem Koohaas and Charles Jencks discusses the influence of Post-Modernism while investigations of street art, graffiti and the 1980 Venice Biennale show that communication is at the heart of this radical strain of architecture.

  • This issue brings together an unlikely and exciting pairing of guest-editors: internationally acclaimed critic Charles Jencks, whose name became synonymous with Post-modernism in the 80s, and the dynamic architectural group, FAT.
  • Features work by: ARM, Atelier Bow Wow, Édouard François, FOA, Rem Koolhaas, John and Valerio Olgiati.

About the Author

Charles Jencks bio

Charles Jencks is an American architectural theorist, author and landscape architect. He has a BA in English Lit, BA and MA in Architecture and a PhD in Architectural History. He guest lectures on architecture in cultural institutions across the world.

Radical Post-Modernism Table of Contents


Editorial: Helen Castle

About the guest-editors: Charles Jencks, Sean Griffiths, Charles Holland and Sam Jacob

Visual highlights of the issue

Introduction: What is Radical Post-Modernism?
Charles Jencks

Post-Modernism: An Incomplete Project

Beyond the Flatline
Sam Jacob

Radical Post-Modernism and Content
Charles Jencks and Rem Koolhaas debate the issue

A Field Guide to Radical Post-Modernism

Contextual Counterpoint
Charles Jencks

Virtual Corpses, Figural Sections and Resonant Fields
Sean Griffiths

FAT Projects: Manifesting Radical Post-Modernism

Questions of Taste
Charles Holland

Too Good to Be True: The Survival of English Everyday PoMo
Kester Rattenbury

The True Counterfeits of Banksy: Radical Walls of Complicity and Subversion
Eva Branscome

e-Radicalising Post-Modernism

Counterpoint - Not So Radical: An American Perspective
Jayne Merkel

Historicism versus Communication: The Basic Debate of the 1980 Biennale
Léa-Catherine Szacka

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