Postmodernist architecture is an architectural style that emerged in the late 1960s to replace modernist architecture. It is commonly referred to as postmodernism or simply pomo, and it was the designer’s response to ever-ballooning criticism of modernism. The latter architectural style had received a lot of condemnation because of its lack of diversity, inflexible doctrines, and apparent absence of cultural & local context.
Postmodernist architecture thrived especially between the 1980s and 1990s, partly thanks to the works of architects Michael Graves, Charles Moore, Philip Johnson, Scott Brown & Venturi, Frank Gehry, and César Pelli. It later split into various sub-styles, such as deconstructivism, new classical architecture, neo-futurism, and high-tech architecture.