chapter  10
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Shifting sands and power/knowledge: Postmodernism and historical epistemology

In architecture, postmodernism rejects what are perceived as unwelcome elements of modern building design, such as high-rise slums, in favour of a more eclectic approach. Jenks (1977, 1996) refers to ‘double coding’ when he describes buildings that refer to and knowingly juxtapose different historical styles, an example being the Neue Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart.