Charles Jencks
United States
Professor Charles Jencks, an American architect and architectural historian, is well-known as the critic who first defined post-modernism in architecture, an event which led to its subsequent definition in many fields. A visiting professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, he is the author of many books on architecture and culture, including The Language of Post-Modern Architecture (6th ed. 1981), What is Post-Modernism? (4th ed. 1996), and The Architecture of the Jumping Universe (1995). His recent work is on cosmogenic architecture and complexity theory. He lectures widely in the United States, Japan, and Europe, has made a number of television programmes on architecture, and designed important objects, including buildings, furniture, and landscape gardens. Professor Jencks served as a member of the 1995 Award Master Jury. (Source: AKAA)
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