Re: Re: Postmodern architecture in Ireland
That was why I disputed the Galway building’s credentials..
I accept your argument on the Galway building.
I’d also agree with the ‘frustration’ argument, but not with the rejection of master narratives. Or rather, postmodernists may claim to be rejecting master narratives but even in such a claim they are partly embracing them. Or did you mean that they are rejecting the concept of a master narrative? which I think is fairly true…
Also agree – most of the major tenets of postmodernism that also be seen as metanarratives in their own right – the fragmented self, the collapse of the boundary between high and low culture etc. These concepts have, ironically, become metanarratives in their own right.
On Madonna – need to look at her video again to study it more closely before I would comment in detail on this. Perhaps Talking Heads would be a better example – on a road to nowhere and all of that. You are a bit harsh on Madonna, though – I hope I am that agile in my late forties.