Video Archive | Townscape (1)

Charles Jencks New British Architecture-clip_1696
Charles Jencks begins in post-World War II England, discussing the politics behind the reconstruction in English cities according...

Charles Jencks New British Architecture-clip_1696

Subclip

Charles Jencks begins in post-World War II England, discussing the politics behind the reconstruction in English cities according to the “townscape philosophy.” He describes the vernacular style of social acceptance and the beginning of playful syntax as a design tool. Jencks then talks about modernism’s survival in London before it was wholly rejected by English academia.