Friday, March 16, 2012

Post Modernist Detail

By referring to the past in a modern interior, this oversized pediment was a historical embrace that brought back familiar ornamentation to the modern library designed by architect Charles Moore.

The postmodern style started in the seventies as the new way of thinking in design. Aside from creating design solutions to reach the different heights of shelves in this library, classical concepts were reintroduced…

Photo courtesy of House & Garden, photography by Tim Street- Porter


ArchitectDesign™ said...

interesting -is that a fireplace under the stair? I sort of love it (even though I feel like I'm supposed to dislike it?). I love the playfulness of postmodernism like this.

Picture of Elegance said...

I think it’s a fireplace, and I know what you mean…I love it because the design is unexpected and whimsical at the same time…

Anonymous said...

If you look carefully at the library, half way up the arch there is a horizontal piece of wood about 12" high.
That wood is a bridge that folds down to access the books on the high part of the arch.
I know because I walked it!


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