As an advocate of "radical eclecticism," Charles Jencks is architecture's prince of Postmodern plurality. For Jencks, Postmodernism is a movement that is irreducibly multiple, located between the demands of past aesthetics and those of present-day technologies and struggles. Broad
According to Randall Rothenberg, "Most great design, the sort that helps define or even fashion an era, derives from a particular vision. For this reason, most great design firms tend to die with their founders or evolve into corporate entities more skilled at making money than actually reshaping the
When fashion emperor Christian Dior died unexpectedly in 1957, the fashion world ground to a halt. Many wondered what would become of the legendary Dior label. Who could fill such immense shoes?
Unbeknownst to many, Dior had already picked his successor: a boy-wonder named Yves Saint Laurent. Saint
The preeminent item found in any modern woman's closet was placed there by Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel. This French designer, creator of the little black dress, can also take the credit for popularizing menswear inspired ensembles such as tailored suits, and sportswear. Costume jewelry, pearls, and the c