© Gareth Gardner

© Gareth Gardner

The Return of the Past: Postmodernism in British Architecture

16 May – 26 August 2018

In the late 1970s a new movement emerged in British architecture. Driven by a feeling that modern architecture had run its course, architects associated with what became known as postmodernism began to explore how architecture might once again draw from historical styles, re-engage with cities as they existed, and employ colour, symbol and decoration in ways that were meaningful and popular.

This exhibition looks at some of the most important projects by the leading architects associated with postmodernism, revealing the energy, ingenuity and intellectual depth of an important and influential moment in British architecture.  Read more