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APPROACHES

The Modern Tradition --- Mainstreams of Modern Art

Modernism - Designing a New World 1914-1939- "This major exhibition at the V&A (UK) is the first to explore Modernism in the Designed world from a truly international perspective and in terms of all the arts . . . . (Questions? ) . . . . Solutions were highly rational and practical. A new environment - clean, healthy, light and full of fresh air -- would transform daily life. There was no need for revolution, only for social change. . . . By the early 1930s Modernism had extended its reach far beyond an avant-garde or elite audience. It was becoming part of everyday life." - Searching for Utopia - The Machine - Performing Modernism - Building Utopia - SItting on Air - The Healthy Body Culture - Modernism and Nature - National Modernisms - Mass Market Modernism --- The Modern Culture and Media [Brown University] --- Modernism "The term Modernism commonly applies to those forward-looking architects, designers and artisans who, from the 1880s on, forged a new and diverse vocabulary principally to escape Historicism, the tyranny of previous historical styles." [Minneapolis Institute of Arts] --- Modernism / modernity - "Concentrating on the period extxending roughly from 1860 to the present, Modernism/Modernity focuses systematically on the methodological, archival, and theoretical exigencies particular to modernist studies. It encourages an interdisciplinary approach linking music, architectcure, the visual arts, literature, and social and intellectual history. The journal's broad scope fosters dialogue between socical scientists and humanists about the histor of modernism and its relations to modernization. Modernism/Modernit is now the official journal of the Modernist Studies Association." [John Hopkins University, Project Muse] --- A Passion for the Trace

Modernism

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Mode in time . . . . In the light of modern philosophic and scientific conceptions . . . . Of or pertaining to the historical period following the Middle Ages: modern history . . . . A characteristic of contemporary styles of art, literature, music, etc., that reject traditionally accepted or sanctioned forms and emphasize individual experimentation and sensibility . . . . Lately, just now . . . .

Perhaps distinquished from Contemporary in so far as the Modern embraces a mode, style, conception, objectivity or formal attribute which exists above or beyond that which merely coincides contemporary to it?


Modern- 1. of or pertaining to present and recent time; not ancient or remote. 2. of or pertaining to the historical period following the Middle Ages: modern history. 3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of contemporary styles of art, literature, music, etc., that reject traditionally accepted or sanctioned forms and emphasize individual experimentation and sensibility. 4. characteristic of present and recent time; not antiquated or obsolete: modern viewpoints. -n. 5. a person of modern times. 6. a person whose views and tastes are modern. 7. Print, a type style differentiated from old style by heavy vertical strokes and straight serifs. [< LL modern(us) = L mod(o), modõ lately, just now (orig. abl. sing . of modus MODE1) + -ernus adj. suffix of time]

Modernism- 1. modern character or tendencies; sympathy with what is modern. 2. a modern usage or characteristic. 3. [cap.] Theol. a. the movement in Roman Catholic thought that interpreted the teachings of the Church in the light of modern philosophic and scientific conceptions: condemned by Pope Pius X in 1907. b. the liberal theological tendency in 20th -century Protestantism.

[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]




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