Celia Scott, Hephaestus in The Cosmic House: Program and Process
‘Now that Post-Modern architecture has triumphed around the world, many people have declared it dead. This, the fate of all successful movements, is something to be celebrated.’
Charles Jencks, Death for Rebirth, 1990
Terry Farrell, Rear Facade of The Cosmic House
Madelon Vriesendorp, Illustration for Crawick Multiverse
‘Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?’
Charles Jencks: The Architect in the Jumping Universe, by Lily Jencks
Owen Hopkins, What is/was Post-Modern
Post-Modernism was a cognitive-affective challenge and opportunity, at once a new way of thinking and new way of being.
Steven Connor, 'What is/was Post-Modern: Irony, Urgency (and So On)
Charles Jencks, Post-Modernism: The True Inheritor of Modernism?
What is Post-Modernism? That’s a tough one… famously so. But here’s an equally good question: what isn’t it?
What Is/Was Post-Modernism, by Glenn Adamson
Charles Jencks, Evolutionary Tree to the Year 2000, 1971
When ’wasms became ’isms, discussion hosted by
the Architectural Association
Marysia Lewandowska, Voicing the Archive, 2021/22
Curating the Cosmic House, part of Curatorial Conversations at The Warburg Institute
If necessity is the mother of invention, then combining previous systems is the father, and adhocism is the creative offspring.
Charles Jencks and Nathan Silver, An Adhocist Manifesto, 2013
Charles Jencks, Hunt the Symbol