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postmodernism — with regard to art

She uses words as a prominent part of her paintings as is sometimes done in postmodern art.
usually used to describe the period of art which followed the modern period and which responded to the modern period by dismissing the importance of  logic, simplicity, and order
postmodernism — with regard to architecture

Postmodern architects may consider many modern buildings to be soulless.
aims to please, surprise or amuse by dismissing the logic, simplicity, and order inherent in modernist architecture and by combining different styles or shapes in unexpected ways
postmodernism — with regard to music

Her music does not respect boundaries between sonorities as is sometimes done in postmodern music.
dismissing conventional ideas about the importance of  logic, simplicity, and order in music — often experimental or eclectic by combining different forms and genres of music
postmodernism — with regard to philosophy

My grandmother complains that the postmodern worldview too often leaves us without a shared sense of what is right and wrong.
a worldview that denies the possibility of empirical or valid universal explanations and emphasizes the existence of different worldviews and concepts of reality
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