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

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.

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 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

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

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.


Author: Kristin Bluemel
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748688560
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 264
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This collection of original critical essays, newly available in paperback, launches an ambitious, long-term project marking out a new period and style in twentieth-century literary history.

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.

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.

Anthony Giddens

Author: Jörn Lamla
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593400421
Category: Fiction
Page: 172
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Anthony Giddens ist einer der wichtigsten Soziologen der Gegenwart. Seine Theorie der Strukturierung steht gleichrangig neben großen soziologischen Entwürfen wie der Systemtheorie. Zugleich gilt er als scharfsinniger Analytiker der Spätmoderne und als Theoretiker der englischen Sozialdemokratie, vor allem mit seinen Überlegungen zur Politik des »Dritten Weges«. Seine zeitdiagnostischen und politischen Texte bieten zahlreiche Anregungen in aktuellen Debatten - von G wie Globalisierung bis S wie Sexualität.

Samuel Beckett

Author: Laura Salisbury
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748649700
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
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Ranging widely over Beckett's fiction, drama and critical writings, the book demonstrates that it is through Beckett's comic timing that we can understand the double gesture of his art: the ethical obligation to represent the world how it is while, at the

Modern American Literature

Author: Catherine Morley
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748668292
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 352
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An incisive study of modern American literature, casting new light on its origins and themes.

Russia in Britain, 1880-1940

From Melodrama to Modernism
Author: Rebecca Beasley,Philip Ross Bullock
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199660867
Category: Art
Page: 309
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Russia in Britain explores the extent of British fascination with Russian and Soviet culture from the 1880s up to the Soviet Union's entry into the Second World War.

Silence, Music, Silent Music

Author: Nicky Losseff,Jennifer Ruth Doctor
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754655596
Category: Music
Page: 253
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The contributions in this volume focus on the ways in which silence and music relate, contemplate each other and provide new avenues for addressing and gaining understanding of various realms of human endeavour. The book maps out this little-explored aspect of the sonic arena with the intention of defining the breadth of scope and to introduce interdisciplinary paths of exploration as a way forward for future discourse. The contributions reveal that unexpected concepts and ways of thinking emerge from looking at sound in relation to its antithesis, encompassing not just Western art traditions, but the relationship between music, silence, the human psyche and sociological trends - ultimately, providing deeper understanding of the elemental places both music and silence hold within world philosophies and fundamental states of being.

Experimental Fiction

An Introduction for Readers and Writers
Author: Julie Armstrong
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441107290
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 176
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Ever since Ezra Pound's exhortation to 'make it new', experimentation has been a hallmark of contemporary literature. Ranging from the modernists, through the Beats to postmodernism and contemporary 'hyperfiction', this is a unique introduction to experimental fiction. Creative exercises throughout the book help students grapple with the many varieties of experimental fiction for themselves, deepening their understanding of these many forms and developing their own writing skills. In addition, the book examines the historical contexts and major themes of 20th-century experimental fiction and new directions for the novel offered by writers such as David Shields and Zadie Smith. Making often difficult works accessible for the first time reader and with extensive further reading guides, Experimental Fiction is an essential practical guidebook for students of creative writing and contemporary fiction. Writers covered include: James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, Marcel Proust, Ralph Ellison, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William Gibson, Italo Calvino, Jeanette Winterson, Don Delillo, Caitlin Fisher, Geoff Ryeman, Xiaolu Guo, Tom McCarthy, James Frey and David Mitchell.