Developed from critiques of architectural Modernism of the 1970s. By the 1980s visual art which criticised society was also being refered to as Post Modernism.
Post Modernism is effectively a late Modernism and is considered to be less formal and more playful in style.
Parody of earlier styles is a dominant Post Modern trait. Also art is valued for being imperfect, low brow, accessible, disposable, local and temporary, conceptual, minimal and sensational.
Key artists include: Jeff Koons, Marcell Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Sol Lewitt, Donald Judd, Damien Hirst and Tracy Emin.
Little,s.(2004)'isms' Understanding Art: Herbert Press: London