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Charles Jencks (born 1939) is an American architectural theorist, landscape architect and designer. His books on the history and criticism of Modernism and Postmodernism were widely read in architectural circles and beyond.Born in Baltimore to a Scottish mother from Fife, he first studied English Literature at Harvard University, later gaining an MA in architecture from the Graduate School of Design in 1965. He also has a PhD in Architectural History from University College, London. In the mid-sixties Jencks moved to Scotland where he has resided ever since.

Although not coining the term postmodern, his 1977 book The Language of Post-Modern Architecture is often regarded as having popularised its use in relation to architecture.

Jencks has become a leading figure in British landscape architecture. His landscape work is inspired by fractals, genetics, chaos theory, waves and solitons. In Edinburgh, Scotland, he designed the Landform at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in collaboration with Terry Farrell and Duncan Whatmore of Terry Farrell and Partners. These themes are expanded in his own private garden, the Garden of Cosmic Speculation, at Portrack House near Dumfries. He is also a furniture designer and sculptor, completing the DNA Sculpture in London's Kew Gardens in 2003.

His late wife, Maggie Keswick Jencks was the founder of the Maggie's cancer caring centres, for which Jencks has designed gardens, and the author of a book on Chinese Gardens.

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Total Books: 110
Mongrel Rapture The Architecture of Ashton Raggat McDougall
2015 - Mongrel Rapture the Architecture of Ashton Raggat Mcdougall (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780987228161
ISBN-10: 0987228161
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Log 32
2014 - Log 32 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780990735205
ISBN-10: 0990735206
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Adhocism The Case for Improvisation
2013 - Adhocism the Case for Improvisation (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780262518444
ISBN-10: 0262518449
Genres: Arts & Photography, Engineering & Transportation
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Log 24
2012 - Log 24 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780983649120
ISBN-10: 098364912X
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The Story of Post-Modernism Five Decades of the Ironic Iconic and Critical in Architecture
Radical Post-Modernism Architectural Design
2011 - Radical Post-modernism Architectural Design (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780470669884
ISBN-10: 0470669888
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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The Universe in the Landscape Landforms by Charles Jencks
CENTER Volume 15 Divinity Creativity Complexity
2010 - Center Volume 15 Divinity Creativity Complexity (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780934951111
ISBN-10: 093495111X
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The World of Madelon Vriesendorp
2008 - The World of Madelon Vriesendorp (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781902902630
ISBN-10: 1902902637
Genres: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
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Art Spaces Scottish Parliament Art Spaces
2007 - Art Spaces Scottish Parliament Art Spaces (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781857593792
ISBN-10: 1857593790
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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Critical Modernism Where is Post-Modernism Going What is Post-Modernism
Garden of Cosmic Speculation
2006 - Garden of Cosmic Speculation (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780711225381
ISBN-10: 0711225389
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Theories and Manifestoes of Contemporary Architecture
2006 - Theories and Manifestoes of Contemporary Architecture (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780470014691
ISBN-10: 0470014695
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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The Architecture of Hospitals
2006 - The Architecture of Hospitals (Other)
ISBN-13: 9789056624644
ISBN-10: 9056624644
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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Iconic Building
2005 - Iconic Building (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780847827565
ISBN-10: 0847827569
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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The Iconic Building
2005 - The Iconic Building (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780711224261
ISBN-10: 0711224269
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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Le Corbusier  The Architecture of Reinvention
2004 - Le Corbusier the Architecture of Reinvention [Architecture Landscape Urbanism] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781902902296
ISBN-10: 1902902297
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Engineering & Transportation
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The Garden of Cosmic Speculation
2003 - The Garden of Cosmic Speculation (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780711222168
ISBN-10: 0711222169
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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The Chinese Garden History Art and Architecture
The Chinese Garden
2003 - The Chinese Garden (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780711220317
ISBN-10: 071122031X
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Informal
2002 - Informal (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783791324005
ISBN-10: 3791324004
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Engineering & Transportation
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1999 - Tom Kovac [Architectural Monographs] (Paperback)
1996 - What Is Post-modernism [What Is?] (Paperback)
1987 - Post-avant-garde Painting in the Eighties [Art & Design Profile] (Paperback)
1971 - Architecture 2000 Predictions and Methods [New Concepts of Architecture] (Paperback)Hardcover
Designing a House [Architectural design profile] (Paperback)Paperback
Free-style Classicism [Architectural Design Profile] (Paperback)Paperback
American Architecture Cross Cu [Architectural Design Profile] (Paperback)
What Is Post Modernism ["What is...?" series] (Paperback)Paperback
Post-modern Triumphs in London [Architectural Design Wiley] (Paperback)Paperback
Post-modern Omnibus [Omnibus Volumes Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
Toyo Ito [Architectural Monographs No 41] (Paperback)