An outline of the history of architecture from 1960’s to present

1960’s. Death/senility of the great masters of modernism.

60’s-70’s. Liberation / destruction of architecture. Superstudio, domes, infinite indefinite structures. Maoism, cheap building. Aesthetic judgment is despised. Idea of anti-architecture is co-opted by philistines. Economic boom makes experiments on a grand scale possible. Massive failures and hangover ensue. Mass bipolar disorder: from mania to depression and regression in the seventies, helped by oil crisis.

70’s-80’s-present. In desperate need for cash, architecture rediscovers/rebrands itself as a luxury commodity. Delusions of grandeur -inflated ego and grandiose manner – as compensation for repressed impotence. End of (hi)story.

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