A reaction to what seemed to be the austerity, formality, rigidity and lack of interest of the Modernist Styles. It references anything from the past, but does it in a contradictory way, or gives it a different twist. It’s simply the refusal to follow any strict rule of any style that came before it. Anything goes. It’s ironic, humorous, whimsical and unexpected. Colorful, asymmetrical, meant to attract attention itself. A maximalist style, it’s principles are: more is more & less is a bore.