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Jencks, Charles

Works: 227 works in 1,069 publications in 10 languages and 26,601 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Editor, Interviewee, Honoree, Collaborator, Redactor, Secretary, Dedicatee, Photographer, Author of introduction, Other, Artist
Classifications: NA680, 724.9
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Most widely held works by Charles Jencks
The language of post-modern architecture by Charles Jencks ( Book )
89 editions published between 1972 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 2,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Combining a theoretical treatment of the architectural language with a record of the Post-Modern movement at six different stages in its history, this book defines Post-Modernism in architecture. The buildings of Robert Venturi and Michael Graves, among others, are featured."--Amazon
The Chinese garden : history, art & architecture by Maggie Keswick ( Book )
30 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When The Chinese Garden was published in 1978, it was the first attempt in any language to explore the meanings that lie behind Chinese gardens. Now thoroughly revised and with new illustrations, it remains a classic of the subject. In a scholarly and accessible way, it traces the Chinese garden back through the earliest records, and explains its influence on, and how it was influenced by, philosophy, painting, architecture and literature. An exploration of Chinese culture, and how this culture manifested itself in the art of garden-making and design, The Chinese Garden provides unique insights into a great civilization and an intimate glimpse of the lives of the artists, scholars, poets and emperors who made it."--BOOK JACKET
Post-modernism : the new classicism in art and architecture by Charles Jencks ( Book )
20 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the return to a new classical style within art and architecture. Includes 350 illustrations of paintings, sculpture, and architecture
What is Post-modernism? by Charles Jencks ( Book )
41 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"'What is Post-Modernism?' Is it a new world view, or an outgrowth of the Post-Industrial Society? Is it a shift in philosophy, the arts and architecture? In this fourth, entirely revised edition, Charles Jencks, one of the founders of the Post-Modern Movement, shows it is all these things plus many other forces that have exploded since the early 1960s. In a unique analysis, using diagrams designed especially for this edition, he reveals the evolutionary, social and economic forces of this new stage of global civilisation." "But why has post-modern culture arrived? In an ironic parable, 'the Protestant Crusade', Jencks uncovers some hitherto hidden origins: the Modernists' abhorrence for all things sensuous and natural, and their zeal for all things orderly and mechanistic. This pseudo-religion led in the 1920s to the famous 'vacuum-cleaning' period, the purgation of values, metaphysics and emotion. In the 1970s it led on to the 'Protestant Inquisition' which inadvertently created the very enemy Modernists feared - Post-Modernism: a Counter-Reformation, the reassertion of worldliness, fecundity, humour and pluralism. However, more than one tradition emerged and Jencks, distinguishing two types of Post-Modernism (deconstructive and reconstructive) demonstrates that the former is often a disguised form of Late-Modernism. This takes the de-creation and nihilism of its parent to extremes." "The main engine that drives global culture today - post-modernisation, the electronic economy and instant communications network - is analysed in its close relation to other 'posts': Post-Fordism, Post-Socialism and the post-national world of trading blocs and unstable nations. Jencks argues that this may result in catastrophe and global governance, or a web of transnational institutions and obligations." "The most radical idea of this challenging book is the conclusion: the notion that the post-modern world does not mean the end of metanarratives, but something quite different. Belief systems are flourishing as never before and, Jencks argues, 'a new metanarrative, based on the story of the universe and its generative qualities, will soon create a new world view that will affect all areas. It is a story which grows directly out of the post-modern sciences of complexity and is thus both true and mythic.'"--Jacket
Modern movements in architecture by Charles Jencks ( Book )
46 editions published between 1973 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Architecture today by Charles Jencks ( Book )
32 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This international survey documents the state of architecture at the beginning of the nineties, and provides an insight into the recent past and possible future shape of our homes and cities. Charles Jencks, the critic responsible for identifying the diverse trends which have emerged in the wake of modernism, discusses late-modern, post-modern and new modern architecture. This includes the pioneering work in America, Europe and Japan of leading achitects Norman Foster, Michael Graves, Hans Hollein, Arata Isozsaki, Philip Johnson, Rob Krier, Richard Rogers, James Stirling and Robert Venturi, as well as many more examples by promising architects of a younger generation. A comprehensive reference section containing biographies of more than 100 architects, a selected bibliography of further reading and a full index completes this study. This first paperback edition has been brought up to date by the inclusion of a new introduction, new colour photographs and revised biographies."--Amazon
Le Corbusier and the tragic view of architecture by Charles Jencks ( Book )
33 editions published between 1973 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adhocism; the case for improvisation by Charles Jencks ( Book )
23 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meaning in architecture by Charles Jencks ( Book )
24 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theories and manifestoes of contemporary architecture by Charles Jencks ( Book )
26 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The second half of the 20th century witnessed an outburst of theories and manifestos that explored the possibilities of architecture: its languages, evolution and social relevance. The many 'crises in architecture' and emerging urban and ecological problems questioned the current orthodoxy: Modernism was criticised, questioned and overthrown, only to be extended, subverted and revivified. The result was a cascade of new theories, justifications and recipes for building. This anthology, first edited in 1997, brought together a coherent collection of texts that tracked these important shifts from all the major architectural thinkers and practitioners."--BOOK JACKET
Architecture 2000; predictions and methods by Charles Jencks ( Book )
20 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and German and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Late-modern architecture and other essays by Charles Jencks ( Book )
11 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The iconic building by Charles Jencks ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Jencks, the leading architectural critic and writer, takes on "trendiness" in architecture: namely the rise of the "iconic building," instantly famous and distinctively recognizable structures like Norman Foster's "Gherkin" in London or Daniel Libeskind's Ground Zero designs in New York. Jencks also discusses recent works by Peter Eisenman, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, and Renzo Piano
The new paradigm in architecture : the language of post-modern architecture by Charles Jencks ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new paradigm in architecture tells the story of a movement that has changed the face of architecture over the last forty years. The book begins by surveying the counter culture of the 1960s, when Jane Jacobs and Robert Venturi called for a more complex urbanism and architecture. It concludes by showing how such demands began to be realized by the 1990s in a new architecture that is aided by computer design. Promoted by such architects as Frank Gehry, Daniel Libeskind, and Peter Eisenman, it has also been adopted by many schools and offices around the world. Charles Jencks traces the history of computer design which is built on the desire for an architecture that communicates with its users, one based on the heterogeneity of cities and global culture. This book, the first to explore the broad issue of Postmodernism, has fostered its growth in other fields such as philosophy and the arts. First written at the start of an architectural movement in the mid-1970s, it has been completely rewritten and with two new chapters, brings the history up to date
The new moderns from late to neo-modernism by Charles Jencks ( Book )
18 editions published in 1990 in 3 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overzicht van de ontwikkelingen in de architectuur in Europa, Amerika en Japan in de periode 1960-1990
Kings of infinite space : Frank Lloyd Wright & Michael Graves by Charles Jencks ( Book )
27 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The architecture of the jumping universe : a polemic : how complexity science is changing architecture and culture by Charles Jencks ( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bizarre architecture by Charles Jencks ( Book )
8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Corbusier and the continual revolution in architecture by Charles Jencks ( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The garden of cosmic speculation by Charles Jencks ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Charles Jencks
Dženks, Čarls
Jencks, C.
Jencks, Charles.
Jencks, Charles, 1939-
Jencks, Charles A.
Jencks, Charles A., 1939-
تشارلز جينكس، 1939-
ジェンクス, チャールズ
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