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This presenation was used to introduce staff and students to the Postmodern movement at St Stithians College, Randburg. Authors Andrew Moore and Piers Cruickshanks

This presenation was used to introduce staff and students to the Postmodern movement at St Stithians College, Randburg. Authors Andrew Moore and Piers Cruickshanks

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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • A Knight’s Tale
    • Director: Brian Helgeland
    • (Columbia 2001)
    We Will Rock You
  • 3. Postmodernism ?
  • 4. A Knights Tale: Movie Fat b oy Slim: Music Peter Blake: Art Venturi: Las Vegas Madonna: Philosophy Matrix: Philospohy Robbie Williams and Mona Lisa: ? Intent
  • 5. er … so what is …
  • 6.  
  • 7.  
  • 8.
    • Post-War Modernism responded to new urban issues
    • Problems with slums & overcrowding
    • Need for architect as authority to …
    • … design a ‘machine for living’
    • Good design would lead to good living
  • 9. 1945-52 Unite de Habitation – Marseille Le Corbusier ‘ MACINE FOR LIVING’
  • 10. 1954-8 Seagram Building – New York Mies van der Rohe / Johnson
  • 11. St Georges Hotel – Cape Town
    • ‘ Form Follows Function’
    • The function of a building should determine its shape.
    • ‘ Less is More’
    • No Decoration
    • Integrity of Materials
    • Nothing must masquerade as something else
  • 12. Exposed Metal & Glass – No Plaster No Outward Decoration – Less is More Repetition of Mass Produced Units Office space expensive in CBD hence tall structure – Form follows function
  • 13.
    • PRUITT -IGOE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
    • St. Louis
    Architecture 15h32 – 15/07/72
  • 14. PUBLIC SERVICES BUILDING- PORTLAND Modern Technology but … Decorations & Colour Retrospective References - Art Deco - Egyptian GRAVES
  • 15. Retrospective Historicist … but skewed proportions Romanesque Arches Greek Columns VENTURI
  • 16. AT & T BUILDING New York Chippendale Cabinet Grand Father Clock JOHNSON
  • 17. Vernacular Familiarity Common Vocabulary Window that is not a window! Window that is a window ‘ Double Coded’
  • 18. Vernacular Disney World is nearer to what people want than what Architects have ever given them. Disney Land is the symbolic American Utopia - Robert Venturi Familiarity Common Vocabulary
  • 19. FEDSURE OFFICE CLUSTER Cape Town Rolls Royce Engine Grill?
  • 20. RCI OFFICES Belville Classical Architectural Style Acropolis Ruins - Greek Holidays Modern Glass Facade
  • 21. Irony ‘ Loss of innocence’ ‘ Intelligent audience’ Umberto Eco
  • 22.  
  • 23. U2 Song Writers Musicians ‘ Play their own music’ Play within a recognizable ‘Rock?’ style
  • 24. Music
  • 25. The Story of OVO
    • Peter Gabriel
    References to other cultures Mixed in a western format
  • 26. Pluralist Mixture of styles Eclectic
  • 27. Barcelona
    • Freddie Mercury &
    • Caballe Monserrat
    Lyrically – Synthesis of High and Popular culture
  • 28. Marriage of high & pop culture Progressive & retrospective High & Pop - Lyrically - Barcelona
  • 29. Because We Can
    • Fatboy Slim
    Retrospective – Can Can Creative Process – Loops Creative Process - Mix Vocals?
  • 30. Bitter Sweet Symphony
    • The Verve
    Musically – Mixture of Styles Electronic & Classical
  • 31. Mixture of styles - Musically - Bittersweet Symphony Mixtures - Historically – Because You Can Sampling - Process –Sound Bytes
  • 32.  
  • 33.  
  • 34.
    • Linear
    • Plot
    • Genre Based
      • Westerns
      • War
      • Horror
      • Action
    • Time Frame Authenticity
  • 35.
    • Brian Helgeland
    Film Baz Luhrman
  • 36.
    • A Knight’s Tale
    • Director: Brian Helgeland
    • (Columbia 2001)
    • Medieval Setting
    • 21 st Century Sensibility
  • 37.
    • A Knight’s Tale
    • Director: Brian Helgeland
    • (Columbia 2001)
    Church vs Beauty & Materialism
  • 38.
    • Moulin Rouge
    • Director: Baz Luhrmann
    • (20 th Century Fox 2001)
    • Paris 1899
    • 20 th Musical Setting
    • (1960’s – 2001)
    • 21 st Sensibilities
  • 39.
    • Moulin Rouge
    • Director: Baz Luhrmann
    • (20 th Century Fox 2001)
    Elephant love song
  • 40.
    • Moulin Rouge
    • Director: Baz Luhrmann
    • (20 th Century Fox 2001)
    Gun Scene
  • 41.  
  • 42.  
  • 43. Art
  • 44. Roy Lichtenstein Pablo Picasso
  • 45.
    • Jackson Poll o ck
    Roy Lichtenstein
  • 46.
    • Erased De Kooning d rawing
    Rauchenberg
  • 47.
    • Rauschenberg
  • 48. Peter Blake
  • 49.
    • Jean Baudrillard
    Theory Jean Francois Lyotard Michel Foucault Fredric Jameson Jacques Derrida Deleuze & Guattari Roland Barthes Julia Kristava
  • 50.
    • Jean Baudrillard
    Theory
  • 51.
    • Postmodern Issue No. 1
    • Can signs & images that originally represented reality exist independently?
  • 52.
    • BAUDRILLARD The 4 Phases of an Image
    • The image/sign is a reflection of basic reality
    • The image/sign masks or perverts a basic reality
    • The image/sign marks the absence of a basic reality
    • The image/sign bears no relation to any reality. It exists as a postmodern ‘simulacrum’
  • 53. Simulacra? Copies of real objects ’ Death of the Real!’
  • 54. Modonna
  • 55.  
  • 56.  
  • 57.  
  • 58.  
  • 59.
    • Postmodern Issue No. 2
    • So what is reality?
    There are in fact multiple realities Parallel realities
  • 60.
    • Postmodern Issue No. 3
    • So what is real?
  • 61.
    • The Matrix
    • Larry & Andrew Wachowski
    • (Warner Brothers 1999)
    • Future Dystopia
    • Reality vs. ‘The Matrix’ Simulation
    Remember … The PM Question – ‘What is Real?’
  • 62.
    • Neuromancer
    • William Gibson
    • (Victor Gollancz 1984)
    • Cyberpunk Science Fiction
    • Cyberspace: The Internet
    • as geographical space
    • Cyborgs – Human/Machines
  • 63.
    • Manipulation?
  • 64.
    • 9/11, the Afghanistan & Gulf Wars
    • CNN Television Network
    • Mediated Reality
  • 65.
    • 9/11, the Afghanistan & Gulf Wars
    • CNN Television Network
    • Mediated Reality
    • “ When the real is so systematically mediated through codes, images and models it becomes not unreal or surreal, a myth or a fantasy, but hyperreal , that is a reality that is produced from miniaturized units, from matrices, from memory banks and command modules.”
  • 66. Simulacra ‘ Mediated reality’ Cyberspace - Cyberia - Cyber war - Cyber Sex Hyper Reality
  • 67.
    • The Matrix
    • Larry & Andrew Wachowski
    • (Warner Brothers 1999)
    The Matrix explained
  • 68. Hyper Reality A window that is not a window A song that is really a sound byte A Madonna that’s no virgin Brands that are more powerful than product
  • 69.  
  • 70. Monism- -Pluralism
  • 71. Elitist- -Populist
  • 72. Purposeful- -Playful
  • 73. Progressive- -Retro
  • 74. Serious- -Ironic
  • 75. Simplicity- -Elaboration
  • 76. Newtonian- -Chaos
  • 77.
    • Philosophy
    • - J Lyotard: The PostModern Condition: A Report on Knowledge (1984)
    • - C Jencks: What is Postmodernism? (1986)
    • - M Foucault: Discipline and Punish (1972)
    Novels - S Coupland: Generation X (1996) - John Fowles: The French Lieutenant’s Women (1969) - K Vonnegut: Slaughter House 5 (1969) - I Calvino: If On A Winters Night (1986) - S Rushdie: Satanic Verses & Midnights Children (1981) - J M Coetzee: Foe (1986) - T Pynchon: Gravities Rainbow (1973) - McEwan: Atonement What now?
    • Movies
    • Blade Runner (Ridley Scott 1982)
    • Pulp Fiction (Quintin Tarrentino 1992)
    • - Malholland Drive (David Lynch 2001)
    • Shrek (2001)
    • Adaptation (2002)
  • 78. Robbie & Mona?
  • 79. The beginning …..

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