Trends in Architecture

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New Era in Architecture

Diverse Style Called Post-Modernism

Along with television and the printed word, architecture is one of the most pervasive forces in our lives. Although architects design only about 3 percent of all new single-family houses in the United States, they do design the public buildings, parks, apartment houses, office buildings and shopping centers that form the scenery along city streets and highways. Since World War II this scenery has become largely a wall of glass boxes that neither expand our vision—one traditional view of architecture's goal—nor give any hint of the activity going on inside. But lately that scene has begun to change.

“The art of architecture is in uneasy but significant transition,” critic Ada Louise Huxtable wrote in The New York Review of ...

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