Postmodernism is a word that’s been floating around in my life for what feels like a long time. Previously if anybody had asked me to describe what exactly Postmodernism was I don’t think I would’ve been able to make a very good stab at it. Now, I can make a pretty decent stab at it but I’m still no expert.
We’ve discussed Postmodernism this semester in Film Studies and today in American Literature. I find Postmodernism interesting. I like Postmodernism. I’m beginning to think that I have a Postmodernist mindset? If that exists?
We discussed Postmodernist buildings in particular. I like the way our lecturer David described it, “Playfulness for playfulness’s sake”. Aspects of Postmodernist buildings serve no functional purpose and yet there they are.
Postmodernist buildings have unnecessary decoration and elements to them. You could say its needless but I would disagree because I think life needs an element of crazy.
Here is a picture of the dancing house in Prague. I have been here and at the time was unaware that this was what you could call a ‘Postmodernist building’. The things you learn…
If there’s a post, there must be a pre, and in this case that is Modernism. I don’t think I’m a fan of Modernism’s simplicity and need for functionality. Maybe sometimes we need the confusion.