HUM112 Week 5 Discussion 2 - \"Twentieth Century African-American Artists Postmodern Architecture Please respond to one(1 of the following using

HUM112 Week 5 Discussion 2 - "Twentieth Century...

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"Twentieth Century African-American Artists; Postmodern Architecture" Please respond to one (1) of the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response: Choose one (1) example of architecture that you believe best exemplifies the characteristic post- modern style. Provide a rationale for your selection, and describe two (2) of the features of post- modern style that you find intriguing. One example of architecture that I believe best exemplifies the characteristics of the post- modern style is the Fred and Ginger House built in Prague, Czech Republic in 1992 by Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry. This building has many of the elements that are considered to be of the post- modernist style. There is an intentional discontinuity of the actual design of the building which is both expected and unexpected at the same time. The building adds a special and unique structure to the building which are both functional and artistic at the same time. There are many ideas about the Fred and Ginger House that are simplistic in nature but then also give it the interesting design to attract the eye. The two features I find the most intriguing about the post- modern style are the introduction of movement into the actual building as well as the functionality that it provides. For example, in the Fred and Ginger House, the part of the building looks as if it was punched in, but in reality, it was just the designing in the architecture. In addition, I also am intrigued by the fact that the “punched- in” section is used as a staircase and viewing area, instead of just being some sort of addition to the building. The post- modern style of architecture has been some of the most interesting designs of architecture that I appreciate for the creativity and easy- access that it provides.

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