Neo-Modern Melinda Cardenas FCS 410 (Historical and Social (During this…
Neo-Modern Melinda Cardenas
Historical and Social
During this time, the number of goods and services are high, and the access to these goods and services is immediate.
Consumers are now expecting instant gratification from their desires and needs.
During the late 20th century, design is important, and design expressions, styles, and movements are more diverse than ever before. Consumers now have the options of choosing goods and services from practically anywhere in the world.
People are more aware of the design ideas because of internet, museums, and HGTV.
The brith of Neo-Modern ideas came from Peter Eisenman who published "Post-Functionalism" which discusses how it is completely different from the International Style.
Influenced by French philosopher Jacques Derrida, especially of the writings of late 1960s and early 1970s. He argues that meanings are absent, not present, because they are ambiguous and changeable.
Influenced by early 20th-century German architecture. German Expressionism is where entire buildings are often composed of free-form curved geometries.
Synthetic cubism also is a concept for the Neo-Modern movement. Function is dependent on change.
Interiors and architecture emphasize distortion, disruption, and deviation. They strive for a completely new look for the 21st century.
Designs focus on perfection, order, and rationality rather than location, history, and modern traditions.
The ornament of Neo-Modern is geometry that stressed complexity and contradictions. It has no set requirements and is more improvised than planned.
Motifs: Individual designers use details from projects to emphasize innovative structure, construction, and materials as substitutes for ornament.
architects experiment with individualism and creativity.
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tenerife opera house
Roof forms curve and contour upward
Sculptural white forms appear to float in air
Overall organic creation looks like bird in flight
Facades: show individuality, complexity, explosive space chaos, and fragmentation with no expected stylistic imagery as was common in earlier or parallel developments.
Interiors: are represented as the visual extension of the exterior form. It shows a unified composition. Discontinuous space, oblique angles, juxtapositions of forms, shapes, and sizes are apparent.
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