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  • Modernism And Modernism

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    Modernism can be defined as the post-industrial revolutionary era, where which the western world began to see a change in all spheres of living. The effects of the industrial revolution became prevalent towards the end of the nineteenth century and the modernist movement drew inspiration from this widespread change. Artists, writers, architects, designers and musicians, all began to embrace the changing world and denounce their pre-taught doctrines and previous ways of producing work. Society felt

  • Modernism

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    more realistic tone, but the beginning of the 20th century marked a drastic departure in the tone and structure of literature and art as a whole. The advent of Modernism brought about an intellectual rebellion against societal norms and traditional thought. While pessimism, suspicion, and despair have existed for as long as time itself, Modernism forcefully reintroduced these concepts to literature. Man’s failings and follies were brought to the forefront to be discussed, and the conclusions were rarely

  • Modernism

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    Modernism Modernism is defined in Merriam-Webster's Dictionary as "a self-conscious break with the past and a search for new forms of expression." While this explanation does relate what modernism means, the intricacies of the term go much deeper. Modernism began around 1890 and waned around 1922. Virginia Wolf once wrote, "In or about December, 1910, human character changed." (Hurt and Wilkie 1443). D.H. Lawrence wrote a similar statement about 1915: "It was 1915 the old world ended." (Hurt

  • Modernism

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    consciousness, alienation, and inner conflict within the mind, and asked important questions of the reader while testing the boundaries of the soul. Susan Gorsky, perfectly defines literary modernism, in her book Virginia Woo... ... middle of paper ... ...o inspire, and create, to make new. The world of modernism is still an exciting world to visit, even today. Though some of the ideas no longer seem new to us, one must imagine what it must have been like to live in a world of so much change and

  • Modernism Vs Post Modernism

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    INTRODUCTION The era of modernism began in 1980 with the precedent era being.The two eras have some things in common.They both believed in parodies including playfulness. Modernism and post modernism are considered to be contrasting periods. Modernism concentrated on the functionality and simpleness of the design.Modernism was against post modernism principles Post modernism was a decorative period. Postmodernism was a movement in architecture that rejected the modernist, passion for the new. In

  • Modernism in Australia

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    The introduction of modernism to Australia is a more complex phenomenon than previously thought. Choose an aspect of Modernism, either Cubism or Surrealism or Expressionism or Modernist Design and Architecture and chart their development in Australia by focusing on the work of two artists, designers or architects. The Modernist movement in Australia is inspired by the European avant-garde. In the mid-1910s, the first wave of modernism is felt through the influx of migrants, exhibitions and expatriates

  • Modernism And Ornament

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    Modernism and Rejection of Ornament In the second half on the 19th century and early years of the 20th long and passionate debate arose in lives of theorists and practitioners of decorative arts which questioned the future of ornament which came to an end that ornament had no future. Or does it? The answer is hidden in the 19th century America and Europe. During this time a lot of change occurred, not just in scientific and technologic areas but also in study of human societies. World was overwhelmed

  • Understanding Modernism

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    glance, if one takes the time to look at it carefully, then they can see how this poem is a prime example of the Modernist movement and everything Modernists stood for. In order to understand how this poem represents Modernism, it is important to first understand just what Modernism was, and what exactly Modernists believe in. In order to understand this we must turn to Michael Borshuk’s essay Swinging The Vernacular: Jazz and African American Modernist Literature. According to Borshuk’s essay there

  • What is Modernism?

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    Modernism is the breaking of tradition that includes the embracement of racial, class, and gender struggles for knowledge about the senselessness and alienation of the time. Within earlier literature, women had always been regarded with contempt by a male-dominated society – a society that was more inclined to treat women as complacent to men in their lives rather than as individuals. However, literature around the rise of the modernist movement in the early 20th century depicted women as individuals

  • Individualism in Modernism

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    American Modernism was a period of time between 1900 and 1960 when new ideas in art, music, and literature emerged as America transitioned into a booming urban nation. These ideas shifted the way people thought and acted, and sparked new ways of writing. A concept very important to Literary Modernism is individualism. Individualism regards the beliefs, needs, well being, and accomplishments of a single person over those of other individuals and of society. This ties into the Modernist theme of valorization