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Deconstructivism vs. Postmodern

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Deconstructivismnoun

(architecture) A development of postmodern architecture that began in the late 1980s, characterized by ideas of fragmentation, an interest in manipulating ideas of a structure's surface or skin, and non-rectilinear shapes which serve to distort and dislocate.

Postmodernadjective

Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of postmodernism, especially as represented in art, architecture, literature, science, or philosophy that reacts against an earlier modernism.

Deconstructivismnoun

a school of architecture based on the philosophical theory of deconstruction

Postmodernnoun

A postmodernist.

Deconstructivism

Deconstructivism is a movement of postmodern architecture which appeared in the 1980s. It gives the impression of the fragmentation of the constructed building, commonly characterised by an absence of obvious harmony, continuity, or symmetry.

Postmodernadjective

of or relating to postmodernism;

‘postmodernist architecture’;

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