Modern architecture is strongly associated with a movement known as International Style that emerged in the 1930s. It is characterized by shapeless rectangular forms, lack of ornamentation or decoration, open interiors and lightweight structures that utilize steel to minimize bulk. International Style influenced much of the architecture produced from 1950-2010s.Post modern architecture is a reaction to the plainness of modern architecture that makes use of bold forms and ornamentation.
Other DefinitionsIt should be noted that the term modern architecture is associated with a great number of architectural styles that have little in common. The term is applied as far back as the 1700s with others arguing that it didn't begin until the 1930s.Likewise, the term postmodern architecture is used to describe a great diversity of architecture that has little in common.
|Definition|| Architecture characterized by rectangular forms, lack of ornamentation, open spaces and lightweight structures that minimize bulk. ||Expressive architecture that makes brave use of form and ornamentation.|
|Basic Approach|| MinimalFunctional ||DecorativeExpressive|
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