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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