Posts Tagged 'modernism'

Cultural epoch from the end of the 19th century until the first part of the 20th century. Heavily influenced by cultural changes and events, like the World Wars, rapid technological development and the city as new living space. Characterized by an array of avantgardistic movements in the arts (surrealism, expressionism…).

Reality Monger

Reality Monger

David Shields’ Reality Hunger is subtitled “A Manifesto.” The whole title is: Reality Hunger: A Manifesto. When was the last time you saw that sitting on a bookshelf–that word, “manifesto”? When was

Hard and soft

Hard and soft

Metamodernism is above all about oscillation. Or at least for me it is. It is about the oscillation between the modern and the postmodern, history and ahistoricity, optimism and pessimism, sincerity and

Thom Browne’s Metamodern Fashion

Thom Browne’s Metamodern Fashion

The first thing that distinguishes Hollywood-actor-turned-fashion-designer Thom Browne from most fellow American designers is his lust for provocation but also a certain rigidity and appeal to discipline. An American through and through,

Strategies of the metamodern

Strategies of the metamodern

The modern is associated with politics as diverse as utopism, formalism, functionalism, seriality, art for art’s sake, the flaneur, syntaxis, restlessness, alienation, streams of consciousness, the cinematic apparatus, cubism, Reason, trauma, mass