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1970’s Architecture

Introduction

The 1970s was a study in contradiction: austerity and decadence, drab earth tones and campy colors, nature-loving hippiedom, and high-tech futurism. Architecture in the 70s began as a continuation of styles created by such architects as Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Early in the decade, several architects competed to build the tallest building in the world. The decade also brought experimentation in geometric design, pop-art, postmodernism, brutalism, and early deconstructivism.