Published by Phaidon, Postmodern Architecture: Less is a Bore provides a detailed insight into the colourful phases of postmodern architecture from the 1970s to today with about 200 photographs and illustrations. The London-based author Owen Hopkins is a Senior Curator at Sir John Soane's Museum and a writer for publications including the Independent, Dezeen and Icon.
This unprecedented book takes its subtitle from Postmodernist icon Robert Venturi's spirited response to Mies van der Rohe's dictum that ‘less is more'. One of the 20th century's most controversial styles, Postmodernism began in the 1970s, reached a fever pitch of eclectic non-conformity in the 1980s and 90s, and after nearly 40 years is now enjoying a newfound popularity. Postmodern Architecture showcases examples of the movement in a rainbow of hues and forms from around the globe.