In his preface to Revisiting Postmodernism (RIBA Publishing), Farrell states his aim as “a deep appreciation of the buildings, architects and ideas that made the era such fertile ground for architectural invention”.
From structures with exuberant historical references, to buildings that make use of irreverent sculpture, or bold colourways and detailing, the postmodernist approach is – and was – not to everyone’s taste. Yet Farrell and Furman’s new examination of the movement goes a long way to unpack the peculiarities of its approach and objectives as it challenged the assumed order.
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