Collection by Heather Corcoran

A Visual Primer of Postmodernism

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With its decorative wit and sly historical references, Postmodernism offered a playful answer to the more formal International Style.

L’ altra Figura (The Other Figure), 1984.
Hans Hollein, façade from Strada Novissima, The Presence of the Past, 1980.
Hyatt Regency atrium; Fukuoka, Japan...
Through October 9, 2016, see the sculptural ceramics of Peter Shire in the exhibition “Peter Shire, A Survey of...
The Postmodern Movement
Manifesto: Robert Venturi, “Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture”...
The Guild House by Venturi Scott Brown & Associates, part of the "What We Learned" exhibit (Photo courtesy of the Yale...
The Bard College Stevenson Library by Venturi Scott Brown & Associates, part of the "What We Learned" exhibit (Photo...
The Children's Museum of Houston is one of the city's many attractions and was designed by acclaimed American architect...
Learning from Las Vegas by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour (MIT Press, 1977). Controversial...
Matthew Sullivan The founder of Al Que Quiere, Matthew Sullivan exhibited his furniture and objects, which nod to...
Vanna Venturi House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1964)Robert Venturi's home for his mother is considered by many to be...
Head to Sight Unseen to see more selects from Barbara Radice's book on postmodern jewelry commissioned by famous 1980s...
'80s Retro: “I think we will be going back to the ’80s, with lots of geometric shapes, inspiration from Mondrian and...
Sottsass labored over the project in multiple dimensions and mediums, but always with a flair for style, as seen here...
Lesley recounts their first meeting with Sottsass as clients: "We had worked with Ettore since the conception of our...
Through their jewelry and accessories brand ACME Studio, Lesley Bailey and Adrian Olabuenaga collaborated with Ettore...
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