Chicago Architecture 101 (Part 5) - Brutalism & Postmodernism
Chicago is the architectural capital of the United States. It was the birthplace of the skyscraper, led so many architectural movements, and houses innumerable design masterpieces. "Chicago Architecture 101" on Heygo is a six-part series of 45-minute tours chronologically profiling the major architectural styles found downtown describing their influences and characteristics by showcasing beautiful buildings. All these styles build off of each other, so I hope you can see all six parts in the series.
"Brutalism & Postmodernism" is the fifth part of the six-part "Chicago Architecture 101" series. Mid-Century Modernism dominated high-rise construction in Chicago from the 1950s through the 1980s. These designs championed a “less is more” philosophy, but dissenters said, “less is a bore.” Two styles emerged reacting to Modernism in very different ways: Brutalism and Postmodernism.