Teachers' resource: Postmodernism

Piazza d'Italia, New Orleans, USA, by Charles Moore & Urban Innovations Group (with Perez Associates), 1975-77.

Piazza d'Italia, New Orleans, USA, by Charles Moore & Urban Innovations Group (with Perez Associates), 1975-77.

The exhibition ‘Postmodernism: Style and Subversion, 1970–1990’ was the latest in a series of exhibitions created by the V&A which tell the history of style and design in the 20th century. Previous exhibitions (each of which has been accompanied by a publication and online content) include Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Modernism, Surreal Things, and Cold War Modern.

Like its predecessors in the series Postmodernism looks principally at design – including architecture, fashion, graphics, and objects like furniture, metalwork and ceramics. It also includes some film, music and music video, and selected works of fine art.

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Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-90 (Hardback)

Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-90 (Hardback)

The radical ideas associated with Postmodernism swept through the arts in the 1970s, but have always been hard to summarise. Postmodernism: Style and …

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Fri 19 October 2012–Fri 11 July 2014

TEACHERS' EVENT: Recharge your creative batteries and work with artists, designers and makers. Enjoy meeting other creative teachers, try out new techniques, develop your own creative talents and get inspiration to take back to the classroom.

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