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Were the 1970s really the decade that style forgot?

The 1970s was a time of a loss of innocence in architecture, heard delegates to a conference last week at the Museum of London (Powell & Moya, opened December 1976). Robert Maxwell defined it as the time when 'architects could no longer convincingly argue that function was their whole concern.' It saw the birth of Post-Modernism and High-Tech, and the discovery that the utopian dreams of post-war housing were not so easily realised.

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