Message - Re: how do we classify MODERN architecture? when does it start?

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Posted by  Peter B on March 05, 2003 at 05:23:14:

In Reply to:  how do we classify MODERN architecture? when does it start? posted by degoza on March 04, 2003 at 20:44:56:

You make good points about how elements that we may consider neo-classical are forward-looking in concept. However if you use the term modernism for something prior to the 20th century, I think you will be confusing most discussions of architectural styles. There are others here who can give a finer point of view on just exactly what year and person began "modernism" and maybe even roots of modernism in Asia.

I have never heard "modernist" used in juxtaposition with local traditional architecture. I thought it describes developments in style and approach of architects who were relatively sophisticated in knowledge of historical and international themes in architecture. I would think the colonial architects, who supplanted local architecture in Asia with classically themed works derived from European styles, were working from a different perspective than the 20th century architects who are most often referred to as "modernist".

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