Reply To: Postmodern architecture in Ireland
are you saying the new extension to the national gallery is an example of postmodernism?
not to sound too technical here ciaran, but you mentioned both “postmodern” and
“post-modern” both of which mean different things in that realm of architecturl intellectualism. postemodernism was amovement in the 80’s and 90’s mainly in ireland which used references and motifs from ancient greece, rome etc. in a playful manner, in the hope that buildings would be able to relate to the general public’s ideas of what a building should be. largely laughed at in hindsight this was very popular in the area of new office developments in the 90’s which stick out as cheap facile monsters in most citeis around the world. i would agree that most of shadows examples fall into this category.