Charles Jencks

1939 - 2019

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Charles Alexander Jencks (21 June 1939 – 13 October 2019) was an American cultural theorist, landscape designer, architectural historian, and co-founder of the Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres. He published over thirty books and became famous in the 1980s as theorist of Postmodernism. Jencks devoted time to landform architecture, especially in Scotland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Jencks has received more than 246,419 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Charles Jencks is the 230th most popular architect (up from 245th in 2019), the 2,844th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,878th in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Architect.

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Among architects, Charles Jencks ranks 230 out of 424Before him are Cedric Gibbons, Matthias of Arras, William Chambers, Félix Candela, Josef Frank, and Friedrich von Schmidt. After him are Adrian Smith, Nicholas Negroponte, Édouard André, Helmut Jahn, Domenico Trezzini, and Gae Aulenti.

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Among people born in 1939, Charles Jencks ranks 155Before him are John Howard, John Badham, Sal Mineo, Irina Press, Heinz Holliger, and James Fox. After him are Czesław Niemen, Judy Chicago, Adelardo Rodríguez, Dick Scobee, Festus Mogae, and János Göröcs. Among people deceased in 2019, Charles Jencks ranks 133Before him are Georgiy Daneliya, Yukiya Amano, William Levada, Anatoly Lukyanov, Jessye Norman, and Judith Kerr. After him are Sue Lyon, Lê Đức Anh, Patrick Sercu, Andrés Gimeno, Egil Danielsen, and Goro Shimura.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Jencks ranks 2,844 out of 15,968Before him are Walter De Maria (1935), Dita Von Teese (1972), John B. Kelly Sr. (1889), Eva Longoria (1975), Edwin H. Land (1909), and Moses Malone (1955). After him are Terry Goodkind (1948), Julie Harris (1925), Ronald Inglehart (1934), Adrian Smith (1944), Michelle Monaghan (1976), and Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878).

Among ARCHITECTS In United States

Among architects born in United States, Charles Jencks ranks 13Before him are Peter Eisenman (1932), Minoru Yamasaki (1912), Charles Eames (1907), Kevin A. Lynch (1918), William Le Baron Jenney (1832), and Cedric Gibbons (1893). After him are Adrian Smith (1944), Nicholas Negroponte (1943), Michael Graves (1934), Gordon Bunshaft (1909), Sixto Durán Ballén (1921), and Frederick Law Olmsted (1822).