Charles Jencks, architectural historian and more, has passed away at 80

The architecture historian, landscape designer and a theorist of postmodernism has died. He was director and co-founder of the Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres.

Charles Jencks, architecture historian, landscape designer and theorist, passed away at the age of 80. Jencks co-founded the Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres after his wife died in 1995, based on the idea that a well-designed place can support psychologically both patients and caregivers. Among the books he published, in The Language of Post-Modern Architecture (1997) he discussed his theories on modern and postmodern architecture.

Opening picture: Drawing of Charles Jencks by Mihailo Grbic

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