Definition of Deconstructivism

1. Noun. A school of architecture based on the philosophical theory of deconstruction.

Generic synonyms: School



Definition of Deconstructivism

1. Noun. (architecture) A development of postmodern architecture that began in the late 1980s, characterized by ideas of fragmentation, an interest in manipulating ideas of a structure's surface or skin, and non-rectilinear shapes which serve to distort and dislocate. ¹

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Literary usage of Deconstructivism

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1. The Socius of Architecture: Amsterdam, Tokyo, New York by Ad Graafland (2000)
"It appears to be the major counterpart of deconstructivism; Eisenman calls it'fascist', according to Bauer. However I don't think that for instance ..."

2. Back from Utopia: The Challenge of the Modern Movementby Hubert-Jan Henket, Hilde Heynen by Hubert-Jan Henket, Hilde Heynen (2002)
"... in the peculiarly puerile debates — deconstructivism versus post-modernism, abstraction versus figuration, technology versus ..."

3. Twist & Build: Creating Non-orthogonal Architecture by Karel Vollers (2001)
"After this cacophony of styles, in the eighties deconstructivism came along: a quest for a new way of designing, even more recklessly trying to disturb old ..."

4. Dutch Type by Jan Middendorp (2004)
"... Russian deconstructivism The development of Mark van Wageningen (1969) as a type designer is typical of his generation. Having graduated from the ..."

5. Architectural Bodies by Ad Graafland, Michael Speaks (1996)
"... of deconstructivism, as a polemical instrument. The same applies to Peter Eisenman's design for the ..."

6. Researching Mathematics Education in South Africa: Perspectives, Practices by Renuka Vithal, Jill Adler, Christine Keitel (2005)
"... analyses of postmodernism or deconstructivism were overtly adopted and demonstrated in extensive and very critical literature reviews, ..."

7. Archiprix International by Henk van der Veen (2005)
"deconstructivism opened architecture to the full range of angles, and allowed for broken figures, interpenetration of figures and incomplete compositions. ..."

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