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Ersatz architecture


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Indiscriminately eclectic architecture with motifs taken from many sources (not copied with exactitude, understanding, or scholarship), and verging on Kitsch, as in many examples of Post-Modernism. The term seems to be one of many inventions of Charles Jencks (c.1973).

Anno Domini, xliii/9 (1973), 596–601

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