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Utopia's Ghost: Architecture and Postmodernism, Again

Reinhold Martin


Architectural postmodernism had a significant impact on the broader development of postmodern thought. This book offers a critical reconsideration of their relationship. Combining discourse analysis, historical reconstruction, and close readings of buildings, projects, and texts from the 1970s and 1980s, the book argues that retheorizing postmodern architecture gives us new insights into cultural postmodernism and its aftermath. Much of today's discussion has turned to the recovery of modernity, but as the Introduction states, “Simply to historicize postmodernism seems inadequate and, in many ... More

Keywords: architectural postmodernism, postmodern thought, biopolitics, neoliberalism, corporate globalization, utopia, utopian thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780816669622
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816669622.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Reinhold Martin, author
Director, Temple Buell Center, Columbia University

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