This book describes the art and design movement ‘Postmodernism’ that took place in the late twentieth century. Its influences can be seen across a wide range of mediums including architecture, graphic design, prod uct design, fashion, film, music, lite rature, fine art and photography. Chapter 1 places the movement in its cultural and political background and discusses the philosophy behind Postmodernism. This chapter outlines Modernism, including the work of Bauhaus, as well as Enligh tenment, to help explain how the Postmodernism movement came to be. In Chapte r 2, Postmodernist such as Michael ts itec arch at looking architecture is discussed through such tion of Las Vegas and buildings Graves and Robert Venturi, the crea ture itec Dancing House’. High-tech arch as the ‘Pompidou Centre’ and ‘The t rnis mode Post between Modernist and is mentioned as it bridges the gap architecture and the effects of these movements on the London skyl ine are reviewed. Chapter 3 focuses on Grap hic Design. Key players who cont ributed , David are Wolfgang Weingart, Jamie Reid to Postmodernism graphic design d uate eval is work r thei and Brody Carson, Barbara Kruger and Neville within this chapter. Chapter 4 describes Postmodernism product design through referring back to the Modernist “Wassily Chair” and then looking at lemon nca Sideboard’ and Phillip Stark’s Memphis, Ettore Sottsass’s ‘Casabla ion, Postmodernism also affected fash squeezer. Chapter 5 discusses how
cinema, music, literature, fine art and photography. Chapter 6 concludes the book by evaluated everything that was discussed and exploring the concept of ‘Post-Postmodernism’.