Message - Re: Modern Art ..!!

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Posted by  Vicky Perry on March 31, 2002 at 12:47:43:

In Reply to:  Modern Art ..!! posted by JeSun on March 30, 2002 at 10:33:05:

It seems that architectural style tends to lag behind the rest of the arts. This was certainly true of Modern architecture: perhaps an interesting corollation would be between the change in Picasso's work of 1910 and 1930s and subsequent tendencies in Modern architecture.

A couple of interesting books to look at might be Peter Reyner Banham's 'Theory and Design in the First Machine Age' and of course Le Corbusier's 'Towards a New Architecture'. I have noted down some tentative definitions - hope they are of some use(I'm sure the Penguin 'Dictionary of Art Terms' will expand upon these!).

The triumph of Enlightenment rationalism and scientific empiricism, marked by the burgeoning of industrial and urban civilization in Europe and North America in the nineteenth century: its driving force was the machine.

is the resultant social and institutional condition, marked by urbanization and bureauratization.

is the cultural response to modernity, a response conventionally traced back to Baudelaire's 1859 essay 'The Painter of Modern Life'. In its most fully developed and coherent form, cultural modernism flourished over the half-century between 1880 and 1930, and has been well described as "the representation of that inchoate experience of the new". It is not the same or synonymous with modernity, with thich it exists in an unstable, reactive relationship.

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