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Jencks, Charles

    Image Credit: Metropolis

    Full Name: Jencks, Charles

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1939

    Place Born: Baltimore, Baltimore Independent City, MD, USA

    Home Country/ies: United States

    Subject Area(s): architecture (object genre), Postmodern, and sculpture (visual works)

    Institution(s): University College London


    Architectural historian; coiner of the term “post-modernism” for architecture. Jencks studied under Reyner Banham.

    Selected Bibliography

    and Baird, George, editors. Meaning in Architecture. London: Barrie & Rockliff, 1969; and Bunt, Richard, and Broadbent, Geoffrey, editors. Signs, Symbols and Architecture. New York: Wiley, 1980.


    KRG, 109 mentioned

    Contributors: Lee Sorensen


    Lee Sorensen. "Jencks, Charles." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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