"The role of play in the creative process is to free up the habitual links between things and allow new ones to occur; the role of directed research is to provide an ordering principle. "
- Charles Jencks
"Charles Jencks is an American architect, landscape architect and architectural theorist. His books on the history and criticism of Modernism and Postmodernism were widely read in architectural circles and beyond. Although not inventing the term postmodern, his 1977 book “The Language of Postmodern Architecture” is often regarded as having popularised its use.
Charles Jencks has become a leading figure in British landscape architecture. In Edinburgh, Scotland, he designed the Landform at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. He is also a furniture designer and sculptor, completing the DNA Sculpture in London’s Kew Gardens in 2003."
watch charlie rose interview him here.