History & the Arts – Postmodernism: Design in a Nutshell (6/6)

History & the Arts – Postmodernism: Design in a Nutshell (6/6)

horst modernism began at precisely 3:00 p.m. March the 16th 1972 modernism had failed or at least that's what the post modernists believed modernists had spent much of the 20th century trying to forge a better world inspired by science and universal truths to them less was more – post modernists less was a bore they believed we needed as many references as possible to determine our own individual subjective conclusions art is a good way to try and explain it remember Picasso he created one-off masterpieces based upon predetermined principles of art his creations rocked the art world but post modernists weren't impressed they believed in more than one method of style collage chance anarchy repetition these were infinitely more interesting post modernists wanted to challenge audiences and force them to ask questions post modern buildings rallied against the blandness that had gone before the Las Vegas Strip is a great example a riot of styles cultures and whimsical collage like any movement post-modernism had its critics objecting to unnecessary ornamentation an obsessive tendency to recycle the past to make something new and often just plain silliness the rise of mass media really helped post-modernism take off the world was interconnected like never before for many post-modernism was liberating giving creative expression a dynamic often unsettling voice postmodernist cinema still confuses surprises and delights us post modernist performers still boom users and we just can't seem to get enough of quirky postmodern art politically philosophically creatively the postmodern movement has proven itself a force to be reckoned with like a giant social cattle-prod compelling society to question why things are the way they are and why they aren't planning something postmodern you you

23 thoughts on “History & the Arts – Postmodernism: Design in a Nutshell (6/6)

  1. yes^ indeed they blow up the building as the end of Modernism epoch https://archi.ru/world/48410/zdanie-ikona-v-agnosticheskii-vek

  2. Well, no.
    Postmodernism is the belief that in essence: human beings don't know anything, and art is garbage and should be made fun of for its pretentiousness.

  3. You (OpenLearn) 'educate' us about postmodernism with a pessimistic undertone that tells us fragmented facts through a playful video to convey a personal belief about the subject, while you offer yourself to a global audience as an alternative option to traditional education that teaches an eclectic range of subjects on a popular massmedia platform available for both high and low cultured…
    You are the best example of postmodernism on this page, the only thing you lack is the self-awareness. How ironic (<-but also very postmodern of you).
    Cheers, art is dead.

  4. A worrying Open University video sponsored by the wonderful Marxist BBC?….I would love to do an Open University course but I dont trust them as an institution……

  5. I would argue that Picasso was already moving towards Postmodernism in the 1930s. Soviet Art from the 1950s has got distinctly Postmodern aspects (irony and self-conscious pastiche among them), which is interesting as all forms of Modernism were banned under Stalin. Also, even though in high-architecture Postmodernism was not officially recognized until the 1970s, Robert Venturi certainly saw1950s Las Vegas and novelty buildings (like hotdog stands that look like hotdogs) to be important cultural progenitors of Postmodern architecture.

  6. http://www.stephenhicks.org/2018/01/06/peterson-hicks-discussion-on-pomo-transcription/
    Jordan Peterson and Stephen Hicks diagnose Post-modernism.
    The full blow-by-blow transcript of Jordan Peterson's August 2017 interview of Prof. Stephen Hicks, author of "Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism from Rousseau to Foucault."

  7. I dont think you really understand what postmodernism actually is. Its not a style and its not something root for. Postmodernism is the world's current reality. Ever repeat a line from a favorite movie and incorporate it into your conversation? Ever send a gif of a cartoon that represents your mood? Ever listen to a rap song and hear a sound bite that you instantly recognize. Ever see foreign pop stars emulating American pop stars fashion and vice versa? Ever eaten at an Olive garden and think I love this italian restaurant? My point here is that daily life is filled with constant referencing of other things in language and communication. Kids today dont even care about owning some unique style of their own generation. They have the internet to pick and choose decades of styles and music… All of this extends to products and fashion, autimobiles and buuildings and ART. etc… The comment about mass media was spot on but in todays world this has been expanded uppn to a hyper extreme. in the 70s there were the intellectuals that were well read and the world hadnt completely globalized YET… Now this postmodernism is the reality we live in as a society. Social media and viral videos are just one obvious and bleeding edge example of how far the phenomenon of postmodernism has affected daily life..

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