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The End Of Modernism In Architecture

On the death of Oscar Niemeyer, the last representatives of classical modernism in architecture the “classic modernism” in the architecture is the end of modernism as all terms no uniform and of course no undisputed. Yet you can bring the many styles that defined the architecture of classical modernism, especially between 1920 and 1960, on some common forms: the function defines the form. Less is more. No jewelry without sense. These are principles that characterized the classic modern architecture – the good and the bad. Principles, which are becoming increasingly rare in often Historicizing more often any building of the present. Learn more at: Nieman Lab. The last surviving representatives of classical modernism in architecture, the Brazilian Oscar Niemeyer, at the age of 104 years died this week.

The language of modernism as found only at a few architects the classical modernist art with Oscar Niemeyer a language, which is valid until today, probably because Niemeyer thought with the people in the buildings and in the Center was. All Futurism despite Niemeyer’s classic modern exudes cold. Doubt anyone who today is Brasilia, attended by Niemeyer and his teacher Lucio Costa on the drawing board of designed and built single handedly Brazilian capital, their modernity. To classical modernism in architecture (as in other disciplines of art), fit for life history and social sense of the Mission of the convinced Communist, Niemeyer. “We need to change the world” was the guiding principle, the Oscar Niemeyer, who went to work until the last day, threw his staff handwritten on the Office wall. More classic modern isn’t. We need to change the world”and what were we once excluded – farther away than by publicly done announced plans to change the world at the moment – the fifth election campaign speeches of Barack Obama’s 2008? With the replacement of classical modernism by their wily successor, post-modernist, confessions of this kind have become unfashionable.

Objectivity is Trump, also where you do not want. Connects the withdrawal in the private beats the bridge to the Biedermeier period and when you heard the last time a political commitment provide an architect? Of course, much was illusion in the theories that expect to of classical modernism. What you promised himself not everything (technical) progress, which would free the people, lead to a higher level of consciousness. See you later about the “next generation”-Staffeln “Star Trek” where you can still feel to this attitude. However, the world had to go there before the complete destruction by nuclear weapons; Finally, the series already came from the world of the cold war. Rather big dreams in many ways common sense seems therefore since the high days of classical modernism the leadership about the dream to have taken over. In many ways, is missing this dream, but sorely missing the visions. Since 1989 the last theoretical system alternative to the (pseudo) democratic wrote Capitalism – rightly so – is off the table and the Chinese make above us, how well KP dictatorship and capital go together. The retreat into the realm of the constraints and of private happiness is almost fully reach flowering in the Western world. And good dialectical hit with “retro,”Neo–“and co. back the Sehnsuchts soothing ornaments sold by the classical modernism.” Dreams and desires, let just can’t see themselves. That they owned larger dimensions than today, in the era of modernism is the epoch to the dishonour. Andreas Kellner…