Situating the postmodern: the delay of the architectural avant-garde beyond the Western world

Show simple item record Quek, Raymond 2009-06-04T07:36:44Z 2009-06-04T07:36:44Z 2007
dc.description.abstract Postmodern tendencies in architecture have revealed the most palpable sense stakes in cultural politics in the 1970s. Tracing the trajectory of postmodern development in architecture and cultural thought of the West, this paper argues that the development of postmodern tendencies in architecture and the arts outside the West is a delayed development of both the radical avant-garde and the neo-conservative strains in cultural politics. This delay is not a negative time lag per se, but is directly a coincident alignment of postmodern strategies with the cultural politics of the self in postcolonial geographies that continue to provide a fertile ground for such expression at a larger scale. Hence, outside the West we have seen in the 1990s the blooming affirmative expression in Nationalist architecture, or large civic projects and other forms of collective or pocket collective cultural expression, in both highly mannered radical avant-garde or decidedly neo-conservative appearance. en
dc.format.medium Journal article en
dc.identifier.citation Quek, R 2008, 'Situating the postmodern: the delay of the architectural avantgarde garde', South African Journal of Art History, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 134-150. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 0258-3542
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Art Historical Work Group of South Africa en
dc.rights Art Historical Group of South Africa en
dc.subject Architectural avant-garde en
dc.subject Palpable sense stakes en
dc.subject Cultural politics en
dc.subject Nationalist architecture en
dc.subject.lcsh Postmodernism en
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture, Postmodern en
dc.subject.lcsh Avant-garde (Aesthetics) en
dc.subject.lcsh Modernism (Art) en
dc.subject.lcsh Politics and culture -- Western countries en
dc.title Situating the postmodern: the delay of the architectural avant-garde beyond the Western world en
dc.type Article en

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