Charles Jencks

Charles Jencks divides his time between lecturing, writing, and designing in the USA, the UK, and Europe.

He is the author of The Architecture of Hope (2015), best-seller The Language of Post-Modern Architecture (re-issued as The New Paradigm in Architecture, 2002). He has also written numerous other books on contemporary arts and building, including What is Post-Modernism? (fourth edition, 1995) and The Architecture of the Jumping Universe (second edition, 1997).

His celebrated garden in Scotland is the subject of his book The Garden of Cosmic Speculation (Frances Lincoln, 2003) and in 2004 the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, won the Gulbenkian Prize for Museums for his design, Landform Ueda. Landform projects have also been completed in Europe, and his current concern is working with Cern on an iconographic and green project. He is the author of The Iconic Building, the Power of Enigma, (Frances Lincoln, 2005), Critical Modernism, (Wiley 2007), and The Architecture of Hope with Edwin Heathcote, on Maggie Centres (Published by Frances Lincoln 2010). The Story of Post-Modernism, Five Decades of Ironic, Iconic and and Critical Architecture (Wiley, 2011) brings this resurgent tradition up to date while his recent landscape work is summarised in The Universe in the Landscape (Frances Lincoln, 2011). The adhoc sculpture Metaphysical Landscapes was exhibited at Jupiter Artland outside Edinburgh in 2011. You will also find his work at Northumberlandia.

Hear Charles talk about Crawick Multiverse in the video below: