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Postmodernist Beguiling Beauties

Posted: 20/09/11 13:26

Postmodernism is renowned for its whimsical aestheticism, eccentric beauty and flagrant devotion to style over substance - which is exactly why we like it. The overtly conspicuous movement began in Europe and America in the 1970s and 1980s, as a reaction against the Modernist movement. Bold and boundless in its influence, the movement trickled in to every aspect of culture, from fashion to music, from art to architecture. So as 'Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990' opens at London's V&A this week, we look at some of the world's most spectacular and beguiling postmodern architecture.

Shanghai World Financial Centre
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Reminiscent of a giant incandescent bottle opener, the Shanghai World Financial Centre stands at 1,614ft. It is home to the second-highest hotel in the world, the Park Hyatt, and the tallest observation deck, offering dizzying views from 1,555ft above ground level.
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