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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
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Postmodern architecture is generally thought to have begun to appear in the 1950s.

Postmodernism has many reasonably common, but diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.

Memory aid:  It might be easier to remember this word’s various senses in different contexts, if you think of all of them as having to do with dismissing the importance of  logic, simplicity, and order.
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  • Postmodern architects may consider many modern buildings to be soulless.
  • "Postmodern bundling," he said.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
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Associated words [difficulty]:   postmodernism [9]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Architecture, Human Behavior, Philosophy
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