ANALYSIS OF THE WORKS BY FRANK GEHRY & STEFAN SAGMEISTER IN RELATION TO DEFINITIONS OF POSTMODERNISM

Topics: Postmodernism, Postmodern architecture, Deconstructivism Pages: 12 (4407 words) Published: November 4, 2013
ANALYSIS OF THE WORKS BY
FRANK GEHRY & STEFAN SAGMEISTER
IN RELATION TO DEFINITIONS OF
POSTMODERNISM

CONTENTS
ABSTRACT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 POSTMODERNISM. ARCHITECTURE. FRANK GEHRY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 STRUGGLE. ANXIETY. SAGMEISTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 CONCLUSION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 LIST OF REFERENCES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 LIST OF FIGURES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

ABSTRACT
Postmodernism goes through the work of many artists, writers, architects, philosophers, as a stage or the final result of the work. It still causes a lot of disputes over its subjects. This paper is an attempt to analyse postmodernism through works of Stefan Sagmeister and Frank Gehry and answer the question what is postmodernism, the era or extended transition period of searching the abstract truth.

‘Postmodernity is the simultaneity of the destruction of earlier values and their reconstruction. It is renovation within ruination .’ — Jean Baudrillard

INTRODUCTION

Postmodernism — the current state of art, culture and society. Two pillars of postmodernism — is the use of preprinted forms and irony. Now in our country and the rest of the world the process of building the future is difficult, not only due to the exhaustion of free physical space (globalization), but free information space. The latter phenomenon is commonly referred to as ‘post-modern’.

Lyotard attempts to describe the postmodern movement by asking “…is postmodernity the pastime of an old man who scrounges in the garbage-heap of finality looking for leftovers, who brandishes unconsciousnesses, lapses, limits, confines, goulags, parataxes, non-senses, or paradoxes, and who turns this into the glory of his novelty, into his promise of change?” (Mchale 1992)

There is no concept of ‘truth’ in the subject. But there is the concepts of ‘game’, “Reflection” and many similar. Postmodernism is engaged in itself. In its texts, there is no word, talking about reality. But there is a lot of words about other words. The mind of the recipient, carefully getting involved in recursion.

Postmodernity is said to be a culture of fragmentary sensations, eclectic nostalgia, disposable simulacra, and promiscuous superficiality, in which the traditionally valued qualities of depth, coherence, meaning, originality, and authenticity are evacuated or dissolved amid the random swirl of empty signals.(Ibid.) Proponents of postmodern thought that postmodernism is a special spiritual state and the state of mind that can come and actually appeared in a variety of age in their final stages. Postmodernism in this sense stands transhistorical phenomenon, it goes through all or many of the historical era, and it can not allocate to any separate and extraordinary era. In particular, such representation holds Italian postmodernist writer Umberto Eco.

“I think of the postmodern attitude as that of a man who loves a very cultivated woman and knows that he cannot say to her “I love you madly”, because he knows that she knows (and that she knows he knows) that these words have already been written by Barbara Cartland. Still there is a solution. He can say “As Barbara Cartland would put it, I love you madly”. At this point, having avoided false innocence, having said clearly it is no longer possible to talk innocently, he will nevertheless say what he wanted to say to the woman: that he loves her in an age of lost...

References: into his promise of change?” (Mchale 1992)
There is no concept of ‘truth’ in the subject
nevertheless say what he wanted to say to the woman: that he loves her in an age
of lost innocence.” (Eco 1983)
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