Week 4 (Modernism & Postmodernism)

In class today we discussed Modernism and Postmodernism and how the two refer to different views on how we interpret the world around us.

Modernism came about during the beginning of the industrialization and urbanization of society particularly in the west. Modernism was and still is all about creating perfectionist work. Modernist had a special way of thinking, they believed in utopia, the idea that there could be a perfection society Postmodernism began to emerge in the 1960s after WWII and continues to grow today. Postmodernism embraced everything from decorative art to abstract art. It put a high emphasis on conceptual thinking and how you go about elements of design. Postmodernism also paved the way for artist to think outside the box in the design process. Post modernists are more concerned with the concept of the art rather than the skill level demonstrated in the art itself; they believe in good concepts rather the pure perfection as in modernist.

Example of modern architecture

Examples of modern architecture

Example of modern architecture

Example of modern architecture

Example of Postmodernism

Example of Postmodernism architecture

Example of postmodernism

Example of postmodernism architecture

Some pictures i took as examples of post-modernism and modernism

The architecture of this building is Post-modernism because it fails to follow the specific structure of a typical building structure as modernism would. This architecture is also postmodernism because the structure is focused on artistic expressions rather than a perfect structure.

The architecture of this building is Post-modernism because it fails to follow the specific structure of a typical building structure as modernism would. This architecture is also postmodernism because the structure is focused on artistic reference which makes it post-modernism

The architecture of this building would be consider modern because of the fact that the architecture is pure perfection, there is an equal balance within the structure making it simple and modern unlike the postmodern building featured above.

The architecture of this building would be consider modern because of the fact that the architecture is pure perfection, there is an equal balance within the structure and the architecture has no reference to anything, the only reference in this design is itself.

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By *Earl D. Jones*

3 comments on “Week 4 (Modernism & Postmodernism)

  1. Okay, so… This is really solid. Just a couple of things in your path. 1. Where are your shot images of postmodernism and modernism. Could you take pics of things in the world around you and weigh in on why you think they are what. And, you seem to be missing last weeks blog entry which is a significant portion of your grade right now. C+ for now.

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