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American style of interior decoration dating from the 1960s employing odd optical tricks, synthetic materials that were either shiny and mirror-like, or transparent, and over-sized elements, so it was referred to as ‘mega-decoration’, and owed more to images in ‘Superman’ comics than to Mannerism. The term was applied in the 1970s to some large buildings falling into the category of Post-Modernism.

Progressive Architecture, x (Oct. 1968), 148–208;C. R. Smith (1977);J. Walker (1992)

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