Last weekend I attended Reconsidering Postmodernism, a two-day conference in New York City organized by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. The event was convened in an “attempt to illuminate postmodernism’s overall cultural impact.” Whether or not it achieved that goal is debatable – but unfortunately, it wasn’t often debated, as you’ll see below. I’ll be writing a couple articles on the event later, so what follows is really just an informal summary via tweets, retweets, and a little additional commentary. This is also a bit of an experiment, as I’m using storify for the first time to put everything together.
Billboards Are Almost All Right
Meanwhile, on twitter…
Recent Life Without Buildings Posts
- Design Decoded: The Puppeteer Who Brought Balloons to the Thanksgiving Day Parade
- Design Decoded: The Architecture of Assassination
- Design Decoded: The Daring Escape From the Eastern State Penitentiary
- Penn Station: How Nostalgia Plays Into Our Love of Buildings Old and New
- On Preservation, Progress, and Penn Station.
- Design Decoded: Scaffolding is All Over D.C. Here’s Why the Monuments Still Look Majestic
- Design Decoded: The Inventive Mind of Walter Hunt, Yankee Mechanical Genius