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Robert Venturi: a postmodernist pioneer

Robert Venturi is one of the most original and notable architects from the late 20th century Regarded by many as the founder of postmodenrist architecture,

Architects
Postmodernism: The flamboyant rejection of Modernism

Postmodernism: The flamboyant rejection of Modernism

Isle of Dogs Pumping Station.Photo by Reading Tom via Flickr Popular between the 1970s and 90s, postmodern architecture featured houses with curving forms, bright colours

Movements

A new book expands the purview of postmodernism, one of architecture’s most misunderstood movements

Michael Graves: Team Disney Building, Burbank, California, USA, 1986. Picture credit: © Michael Graves Architecture & Design Alamy Stock Photo From brutalism to the neo-shingle

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Five big ideas that changed design

Ideas are at the heart of design and central to the development of different movements. We take a look at a new book that celebrates

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Robert Venturi’s ‘Ghost Houses’ are playful reminder of the great architect’s continuing influence

Franklin Court ‘Ghost Houses’, Central Philadelphia Photograph by Mark Cohn. Courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc. Robert Venturi’s Philadelphia ghost houses barely count

Icon of the Month

Icon 186: Rebuilding Motor City

Michigan-native Jared Lew photographs Detroit’s decline and rebirth In the new issue: rebuilding Detroit. A decade on from financial collapse a Unesco Design City rises.

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Why the revival of post-modernism is a sign of the times

The revival of postmodernism is more than next-generation nostalgia. It reflects a society, economy and entire political system in a profound state of flux writes

Features

Denise Scott Brown: As influential as ever at 86

All photos from the archive of Denise Scott Brown As a new exhibition of Denise Scott Brown’s photographic efforts opens in London, Icon considers why

Features

Long live the starchitect!

Peter Smisek on why this much-maligned group matters, and should continue to No one likes being called a starchitect. Especially anyone who, by all accounts,

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Postmodernism

The mood was set nicely. The busker in the subway that connects South Kensington underground station to the V&A was playing Rick Astley’s Never Gonna

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

High-rise greenhouses open in Paris suburbs

Giant pink paddling pool opens in central Melbourne

Ettore Sottsass apartment interior recreated in Milan

Learning centre opens at King’s Cross nature reserve

Rock-like Chapel of Sound designed in Chinese valley

Printmaking Workshop designed for TU Dublin

LEGO launches wooden homeware collection

Virgil Abloh: ‘I’m here to be an inspiration’

ICON 206: Winter 2021


Architects

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Architect David Chipperfield is known for his minimal designs

Tatiana Bilbao is one of Mexico’s most creative designers

The high-tech, inside-out design of Richard Rogers

Robert Venturi: a postmodernist pioneer

A look at the life of designer-inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller

Norman Foster is one of the early pioneers of high tech architecture

Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum is sensitive to tradition and culture

America’s architect: Frank Lloyd Wright


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Design London makes LDF debut this September

High-rise greenhouses open in Paris suburbs

Giant pink paddling pool opens in central Melbourne

Ettore Sottsass apartment interior recreated in Milan

Learning centre opens at King’s Cross nature reserve

Rock-like Chapel of Sound designed in Chinese valley

Printmaking Workshop designed for TU Dublin

LEGO launches wooden homeware collection

Virgil Abloh: ‘I’m here to be an inspiration’

ICON 206: Winter 2021


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