Transition from Modernism to Postmodernism in Urban Planning and Architecture

Journal: Architecture Engineering and Science DOI: 10.32629/aes.v2i4.542

Yinuo Zhao

Urban Construction School, Beijing City University


From the middle of the 20th century to the end of the 20th century, modernism made its transition to postmodernism in a gradual manner. This paper, starting from the connotation of modernism to postmodernism, sorts out the main evolution and transition of modernism and modernism in the field of urban planning and architecture. Later on, analysis is made in this paper on the difference and complementarity from modernism to postmodernism and discusses the contemporary continuity of its spirit.


modernism, postmodernism, transformation, planning and architecture


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