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Modern Architecture died in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 15, 1972, at 3.32 p.m. (or thereabouts), when the infamous Pruitt Igoe scheme, or rather several of its slab blocks, were given the final coup de grace by dynamite.
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'Who controls the past', ran the party slogan, 'controls the future: Who controls the present controls the past.'
June 21, 1939
Charles Alexander Jencks is a cultural theorist, landscape designer, architectural historian, and co-founder of the Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres. He has published over thirty books and became famous in the 1980s as theorist of Postmodernism.
Language of Post Modern Architecture (1977)
The garden of cosmic speculation (2003)
What is Post-Modernism (1986)
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