Modernist London

22 Posters of Inspirational Architecture
Author: Sarah Evans
Publisher: Prestel
ISBN: 9783791384009
Page: 48
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The perfect book for fans of modernist architecture, these striking posters showcase the artistry of London's iconic postwar buildings. Interest in Brutalist and modernist architecture is undergoing a major revival. This stunning collection of poster art created by an architect turned illustrator will thrill fans of architecture and London alike. From the National Theatre on the Southbank, to Willow Road in Hampstead, Sarah Evans has captured the patterns and textures that make Brutalist and modernist architecture so intriguing, creating images that celebrate the pure aesthetics of these forward-thinking, utopian designs. Reproduced with stunning clarity and on high quality paper, these pullout pages will make ideal wall decorations for anyone who loves modernist architecture.

The Birth of Modern London

The Development and Design of the City 1660-1720
Author: Elizabeth McKellar
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719040764
Category: Architecture
Page: 245
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The period between 1660-1720 witnessed the foundation of modern London. The city was transformed after the great fire from a tight warren of medieval timber-framed building into a landscape of brick houses laid out in squares and spacious streets. This bo

Modern London

An illustrated tour of London's cityscape from the 1920s to the present day
Author: Lukas Novotny
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
ISBN: 071123972X
Category: Architecture
Page: 144
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From the art deco factories of the 1920s through to the skyscraper boom of the twenty-first century, Modern London takes you on an illustrated tour of the capital’s ever-changing landscape. Shaped variously by war, economics, population growth and design trends, the city has been moulded by some of the greatest modern architects and to this day remains a centre of building design and experimentation. Through intricate graphic illustrations and accessible entertaining text, London’s streets, structures and transport systems of the last century are brought to life. Discover long lost treasures such as the Firestone Factory and marvel at modern–day masterpieces like the London Aquatics centre; delight in previously vilified social housing projects such as the Balfron Tower, and discover the drama behind bold, eccentric designs like the ‘Cheesegrater’. The city’s skyline can change in an instant; Modern London invites you to sit back and survey the scene so far.

Modernist Estates

The buildings and the people who live in them today
Author: Stefi Orazi
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711236752
Category: Architecture
Page: 192
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Modernist Estates: the buildings and the people who live in them gives us an inside look at remarkable and sometimes controversial estates in Britain and their impact on the lives of their communities. Featuring twenty-one modernist homes and their residents, including the Barbican, the Isokon, Balfron Tower and Park Hill, it provides an overview of the building, architects, historical and political context, and explores, with interviews and contemporary photography, what it's like to live on a modernist estate today.

Modernist Voyages

Colonial Women Writers in London, 1890–1945
Author: Anna Snaith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521515459
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 296
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Examines colonial women writers who traveled to London in the modernist period, and the significance of gender to empire and modernism.

Modernist Party

Author: Kate McLoughlin
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748647325
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 240
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Leading international scholars illuminate the party's significance in Modernism In 12 chapters internationally distinguished scholars explore the party both as a literary device and as a forum for developing modernist creative values, opening up new perspectives on materiality, the everyday and concepts of space, place and time. There are chapters on Conrad and domestic parties, T S Eliot's 'Prufrock', the party vector in Joyce's 'The Dead' and Finnegans Wake, Katherine Mansfield's party stories, Virginia Woolf's idea of a party, the textual parties of Proust, Ford Madox Ford and Aldous Huxley and the real-life parties of Sylvia Beach, Adrienne Monnier, Natalie Barney and Gertrude Stein, the black 'after-party' of the Harlem Renaissance and the parties in extremis in D H Lawrence's Women in Love. Like guests at a party, the chapters talk to and argue with each other. They contribute different approaches: formal, historical, thematic, biographical and theoretical. They address gender and sexuality, race, genre, class, sociality and privacy. And they establish critical viewpoints. The party is shown to be the site both of introspection and self-display. It provokes competition, collaboration and violence. It is an occasion of nihilism as well as a model for creative production. Key Features: Develops the concept of space, currently of central concern to Modernist scholars Explores the tensions between Modernism as an aesthetics of intensity and Modernism as a movement of the everyday Adds a new and vital area of research to investigations of Modernism as the product of intellectual and social networks

Militant Modernism

Author: Owen Hatherley
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1780997353
Category: Philosophy
Page: 160
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Militant Modernism is a defence against Modernism's many detractors. It looks at design, film and architecture - especially architecture — and pursues the notion of an evolved modernism that simply refuses to stop being necessary. Owen Hatherley gives us new ways to look at what we thought was familiar — Bertolt Brecht, Le Corbusier, even Vladimir Mayakovsky. Through Hatherley's eyes we see all of the quotidian modernists of the 20th century - lesser lights, too — perhaps understanding them for the first time. Whether we are looking at Britain's brutalist aesthetics, Russian Constructivism, or the Sexpol of Wilhelm Reich, the message is clear. There is no alternative to Modernism.

The Rise of the Modernist Bookshop

Books and the Commerce of Culture in the Twentieth Century
Author: Huw Osborne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317017463
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 234
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The trade in books has always been and remains an ambiguous commercial activity, associated as it is with literature and the exchange of ideas. This collection is concerned with the cultural and economic roles of independent bookstores, and it considers how eight shops founded during the modernist era provided distinctive spaces of literary production that exceeded and yet never escaped their commercial functions. As the contributors show, these booksellers were essential institutional players in literary networks. When the eight shops examined first opened their doors, their relevance to literary and commercial life was taken for granted. In our current context of box stores, online shopping, and ebooks, we no longer encounter the book as we did as recently as twenty years ago. By contributing to our understanding of bookshops as unique social spaces on the thresholds of commerce and culture, this volume helps to lay the groundwork for comprehending how our relationship to books and literature has been and will be affected by the physical changes to the reading experience taking place in the twenty-first century.

Modernist Star Maps

Celebrity, Modernity, Culture
Author: Aaron Jaffe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351916874
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 280
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Bringing together Canadian, American, and British scholars, this volume explores the relationship between modernism and modern celebrity culture. In support of the collection's overriding thesis that modern celebrity and modernism are mutually determining phenomena, the contributors take on a range of transatlantic canonical and noncanonical figures, from the expected (Virginia Woolf and F. Scott Fitzgerald) to the surprising (Elvis and Hitler). Illuminating case studies are balanced by the volume's attentiveness to broader issues related to modernist aesthetics, as the contributors consider celebrity in relationship to identity, commodification, print culture, personality, visual cultures, and theatricality. As the first book to read modernism and celebrity in the context of the crises of individual agency occasioned by the emergence of mass-mediated culture, Modernist Star Maps argues that the relationship between modernism and the popular is unthinkable without celebrity. Moreover, celebrity's strange evolution during the twentieth century is unimaginable without the intercession of modernism's system of cultural value. This innovative collection opens new avenues for understanding celebrity not only for modernist scholars but for critical theorists and cultural studies scholars.

London, Modernism, and 1914

Author: Michael J. K. Walsh
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521195802
Category: Art
Page: 294
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A new take on the impact of war on the London art and literary scene and the emergence of modernism, first published in 2010.

Modernist Literature

Author: Rachel Potter
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748655298
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
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Introduces students to a wide range of modernist writers and critical debates in modernism studies

Post-War Modernist Cinema and Philosophy

Confronting Negativity and Time
Author: H. Ford
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137283521
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 284
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A unique study of four major post-war European films by four key 'auteurs', which argues that these films exemplify film modernism at the peak of its philosophical reflection and aesthetic experimentation.

Modernist Fiction and Vagueness

Philosophy, Form, and Language
Author: Megan Quigley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 131619566X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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Modernist Fiction and Vagueness marries the artistic and philosophical versions of vagueness, linking the development of literary modernism to changes in philosophy. This book argues that the problem of vagueness - language's unavoidable imprecision - led to transformations in both fiction and philosophy in the early twentieth century. Both twentieth-century philosophers and their literary counterparts (including James, Eliot, Woolf, and Joyce) were fascinated by the vagueness of words and the dream of creating a perfectly precise language. Building on recent interest in the connections between analytic philosophy, pragmatism, and modern literature, Modernist Fiction and Vagueness demonstrates that vagueness should be read not as an artistic problem but as a defining quality of modernist fiction.

Leonard and Virginia Woolf, The Hogarth Press and the Networks of Modernism

Author: Helen Southworth
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748669213
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
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This multi-authored volume focuses on Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press (1917-1941). Scholars from the UK and the US use previously unpublished archival materials and new methodological frameworks to explore the relationships forged by the Woolfs

Finnish Architecture and the Modernist Tradition

Author: Malcolm Quantrill
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135822794
Category: Architecture
Page: 242
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This is a unique and comprehensive study of the entire span of Finnish architecture in the 20th century. Using comparative critical analysis, the author weaves Aalto's contribution into his overview of the evolution of modern Finnish architecture and includes the work of a range of lesser published figures. It will be of considerable interest to architects, art historians and all those interested in modern Finnish architecture.

Modernist Nowheres

Politics and Utopia in Early Modernist Writing, 1900-1920
Author: N. Waddell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113726506X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 234
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Modernist Nowheres explores connections in the Anglo-American sphere between early literary modernist cultures, politics, and utopia. Foregrounding such writers as Conrad, Lawrence and Wyndham Lewis, it presents a new reading of early modernism in which utopianism plays a defining role prior to, during and immediately after the First World War.

Modernist Commitments

Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism
Author: Jessica Berman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231520395
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 384
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Jessica Berman demonstrates how modernist narrative connects ethical attitudes and responsibilities to the active creation of political relationships and the way we imagine justice. She challenges divisions between "modernist" and "committed" writing, arguing that a continuum of political engagement undergirds modernisms worldwide and that it is strengthened rather than hindered by formal experimentation. In addition to making the case for a transnational model of modernism, Berman shows how modernism's play with formal matters, its challenge to the boundaries between fact and fiction, its incorporation of vernacular and folkways, and its engagement with embodied experience and intimacy offer not only an expanded account of modernist texts and commitments but a new way of thinking about what modernism is and can do.


Africa's Secret Modernist City
Author: Edward Denison,Guang Yu Ren,Naigzy Gebremedhin
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781858943824
Category: Architecture
Page: 240
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Written by experts with extensive first-hand knowledge of the city's architectural heritage, this is the first book to be published on the architecture of Asmara. It contains new photography and an extraordinary range of previously unpublished archival material, including original plans and drawings.

Brutal London

Author: Simon Phipps
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910463635
Page: 192
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Here is a new photographic look at the raw concrete and imposing mass of Brutalist architecture that is undeniably part of the fabric of London's landscape - both visual and social - and part of our urban history. Momentum is now growing to celebrate, reclaim and preserve buildings which were once written off or allowed to decay. This collection of unique and evocative photography by Simon Phipps casts the city in a new light. Arranged by inner London Borough, Brutal London includes examples such as Trellick Tower, Brunswick Centre and many others.