By Patrizia McBride, Richard W. McCormick, Monika Zagar
Among 1890 and 1950 modernist paintings and tradition got down to problem century-old notions of the person and the group, tradition and politics, morality and freedom, putting into query the very foundations of Western civilization. The essays during this quantity current a singular review of assorted manifestations of modernism in Germany and Scandinavia via posing the query of its serious and political effect past conventional polarities akin to correct vs. left, illiberalism vs. Enlightenment, apolitical vs. engaged. In drawing on a variety of disciplinary views, together with literary reports, paintings heritage, movie and visible reviews, city reviews, musicology, political idea, and the historical past of technology and expertise, the essays during this quantity reexamine modernism's daring inquiry into components corresponding to the relation of artwork to expertise and mass politics, the bounds of liberal democracy, the reconceptualization of city areas, and the realignment of conventional paintings types following the increase of recent media corresponding to movie. The volume's members proportion a trust within the timeliness of modernism's severe impulse for a modern age faced with moral and political dilemmas that the modernists first articulated and to which they tried to reply.
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