Some absurd comments on the absurd contemporary architectural language justifying David Adjaye's MEMO project.
Culot and Krier present this vision of the postmodern city saved from the ravages of modern industrial capitalism and the cynical architectural exploitation of the Post-Modernists by a return to traditional culture and traditional architectural production.
Koolhaas previews his ironic critique of modernism through the history of the Metropolis, a barbed history relevant to both Modernism and Post-Modernism.
Charles Jencks gives us the definitive "concept and category" of Post-Modernism, describing the potential of the generation growing up in the 1970s for rich, "Multivalent Architecture."
Vidler explains the modern history of architectural epistemes and the typologies built on them, including that of his own era, and how the City is home to legitimate architectural meaning.
"11 Weeks of Michael Hays" : Colin Rowe and Fred Koetter : Collage City, 1973.
Our easy days of theory are trumped by an avalanche of post-modern non-speak, and we get a glimpse through the debris of Rowe's theory of Collage as both method and justification for liberal formalism and architectural autonomy.