Author Owen Hopkins and Phaidon shed light on the Postmodernist buildings that fought tradition with a global look at the structures that best expressed the architectural movement in Postmodern Architecture: Less is a Bore.
"Following the successful publication of (2016) and (2017), Postmodern Architecture features 200 works from the movement in a rainbow of hues and forms from around the globe. The book emphasizes the style's main characteristics: bright colors, an undeniable playfulness, classical Greek and Roman motifs with a modern twist, and dramatic compositions. Readers will find extraordinary examples from the masters like Ettore Sottsass, Aldo Rossi, Philip Johnson, and James Stirling, The global survey highlights and major works like the Roy E. Disney Animation Building in Burbank and The Groninger Museum in the Netherlands. To continue the spirit of humor and curiosity, quotes from great Postmodern architects, as well as artists like Andy Warhol, philosophers like Michel Foucault, musicians like David Bowie, and more are interspersed throughout the book, which features a stunning glossy black-and-white striped cover. Postmodern Architecture is perfect for anyone interested with an interest in eclectic design or architectural history."
Available this April.