|A good local example of postmodernism is the entrance façade at Harvard University’s Arthur M. Sackler Museum. (Harvard Art Museums)|
The movement peaked in the 1980s, but a comeback may be on the horizon
A couple of recent omens suggest we may be in for a revival of the style called Postmodernism. PoMo, as it’s known for short, was a movement that peaked back in the 1980s and then faded. It was a rebellion against architectural Modernism, and it tried to be everything Modern wasn’t. PoMo was colorful, fun, and popular, instead of bland, solemn, and elitist. Many Modernist buildings looked like the crate the real building was shipped in, whereas the typical PoMo design looked more like a pop-up toy.