Gerard Leone

Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Fellow in the Humanities

20052006 Forum on Word and Image

Gerard Leone

Art History, Philosophy

College '07

Architecture's Confrontation with Postmodernity

Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown are credited with launching the postmodern movement in architecture. Yet both have recently denied that they ever worked with, advocated, or wanted to be labeled as anything “postmodern.” How has this denial by two of contemporary architecture’s titans affected the industry’s notions of what it means to call something postmodern?