Such design features made Moore one of the chief innovators of postmodern architecture. Moore’s Piazza d’Italia (1978), an urban plaza in New Orleans, made prolific use of his exuberant design vocabulary and is frequently cited as the archetypical postmodern project. Other projects include the Beverly Hills Civic Center in Beverly Hills, California (1992) and Sea Ranch a planned community in Sonoma County, California (1963). Moore died on December 16, 1993.
Charles Moore was always more interested in how people moved through spaces—and the resulting fragmentary views—than a single beauty shot.
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