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  Modernism Gallery > French and American Art Deco Furniture, Paintings, Lighting and Posters
Welcome to Modernism Gallery, America's first and premier online gallery specializing in authentic period art deco furniture, lighting and accessories.
We have been selling French and American Art Deco since 1979 and have had our web site, www.modernism.com since 1995.
Modernism Gallery is not a retail venue but if you visit South Florida and wish to visit our deco decorated suite of offices in Coral Gables and our 5000 square foot warehouse please call and we will make an appointment to meet with you.
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  Modernism: The Roots of Modernism
As an art historical term, "modern" refers to a period dating from roughly the 1860s through the 1970s and is used to describe the style and the ideology of art produced during that era.
The term "modernism" is also used to refer to the art of the modern period.
It is in the ideals of the Enlightenment that the roots of Modernism, and the new role of art and the artist, are to be found.
witcombe.sbc.edu /modernism/roots.html   (2661 words)

  Modernism - Modernism Art
The term Modernism applied retrospectively to the wide range of experimental and avant-garde trends in the arts that emerged from the middle of the 19th century, as artists rebelled against traditional Historicism, and later through 20th century as the necessity of an individual rejecting previous tradition, and by creating individual, original techniques.
In the modern opposition to this current historicism were a series of ideas, among which some were even direct extensions of the Romanticism itself- the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood for example.
Modernism's cutting edges, to this point had been the exploration of subjective experience and the clarification and simplification of structure.
www.huntfor.com /arthistory/c19th/modernism.htm   (1175 words)

  Greenberg: Modernism
Modernism has the great advantage of being a more historically placeable term, one that designates a historically -- not just chronologically -- definable phenomenon: something that began at a certain time, and may or may not still be with us.
Modernism's reaction against romanticism consisted in part in a new investigating and questioning of the medium in poetry and painting, and in an emphasis on preciseness, on the concrete.
Modernism, insofar as it consists in the upholding of the highest standards, survives -- survives in the face of this new rationalization for the lowering of standards.
www.sharecom.ca /greenberg/postmodernism.html   (3744 words)

  Modernism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Modernism is a term which covers a variety of political, cultural and artistic movements rooted in the changes in Western society at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century.
Modernism as a tendency emerged in the mid-19th century, particularly in Paris, France, and was rooted in the idea that "traditional" forms of art, literature, social organization and daily life had become outdated, and that it was therefore essential to sweep them aside.
Modernism comprised a series of sometimes contradictory responses to the situation as it was understood, and the attempt to wrestle universal principles from it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Modernism   (4942 words)

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Modernism, as you probably know, is the movement in visual arts, music, literature, and drama which rejected the old Victorian standards of how art should be made, consumed, and what it should mean.
Modernism, for example, tends to present a fragmented view of human subjectivity and history (think of The Wasteland, for instance, or of Woolf's To the Lighthouse), but presents that fragmentation as something tragic, something to be lamented and mourned as a loss.
In modern societies, knowledge was equated with science, and was contrasted to narrative; science was good knowledge, and narrative was bad, primitive, irrational (and thus associated with women, children, primitives, and insane people).
www.colorado.edu /English/courses/ENGL2012Klages/pomo.html   (2754 words)

In general we may say that modernism aims at that radical transformation of human thought in relation to God, man, the world, and life, here and hereafter, which was prepared by Humanism and eighteenth-century philosophy, and solemnly promulgated at the French Revolution.
Modernism is a composite system: its assertions and claims lack that principle which unites the natural faculties in a living being.
The general idea of modernism may be best expressed in the words of Abbate Cavallanti, though even here there is a little vagueness: "Modernism is modern in a false sense of the word; it is a morbid state of conscience among Catholics, and especially young Catholics, that professes manifold ideals, opinions, and tendencies.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/m/modernism.html   (7797 words)

 AllRefer.com - modernism (Christianity, General) - Encyclopedia
Modernism arose mainly from the application of modern critical methods to the study of the Bible and the history of dogma and resulted in less emphasis on historic dogma and creeds and in greater stress on the humanistic aspects of religion.
Among the leaders of Catholic Modernism were A. Loisy in France and George Tyrrell in England.
Vital to the Catholic movement were the adoption of the critical approach to the Bible, which was by that time accepted by most Protestant churches, and the rejection of the intellectualism of scholastic theology, with the corresponding subordination of doctrine to practice.
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Modernism can be described as reductivist, determinist, and mechanistic and following from the Enlightenment goals of humanism, liberal democracy, and scientific rationalism.
``[Modernism] saw the subject as the source of all knowledge: the human mind receives impressions from without which it sifts and organizes into a knowledge of the world, which is expressed in the apparently transparent medium of language.
The deconstruction of a universalist paradigm such as modernism can only be accomplished by what it is not: the movement of a multiplicity of forms and ideologies that reposition individual and community `truth' claims over universalist pretenses of modernist Truth.
www.msu.edu /user/corcora5/essays/post)modernism.html   (2114 words)

 TheCriticalPoet - Featured Movement - Modernism
Modernism arose from a backlash against Victorian ideals, which now seemed questionable in the widespread turmoil and suffering of the early 20th century.
The modern poet had a different world from the Victorian poets to contemplate, and thus employed new forms and styles as fitting this new disillusioned world view.
The self-conscious modern poet was often also a critic, as was the case with T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, W.B. Yeats, and John Crowe Ransom.
thecriticalpoet.tripod.com /modernism.htm   (403 words)

 MODERNISM (This Rock: November 1994)
The heresy of Modernism was inspired by tendencies prevalent in liberal Protestantism and secular philosophy.
Pope Piux X dubbed Modernism "the synthesis of all heresies." Modernists viewed doctrine not as a means of obtaining supernatural knowledge, but as a symbol of an unknowable ultimate reality or as a symbol of human religious expression.
Modernism has a tendency toward pantheism (the doctrine that God is identical with the world or a part of it), emphasizing his immanence at the expense of his transcendence.
www.catholic.com /thisrock/1994/9411hotm.asp   (1179 words)

 Modernism - Theopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Modernism is the worldview ushered in by the Enlightenment.
Modernism therefore proffered the idea that mankind, armed with rationalism and science, is able to access absolute truth and make unlimited progress toward a better life for itself.
Some have conjectured that while the roots of modernity were evident many years before, the actual birth of modernism was in 1789 at the fall of the Bastille in France during the French Revolution.
www.theopedia.com /Modernism   (217 words)

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Recent Western studies of metaphor, in light of modern literary, critical, and linguistic theories and methodologies, are very informative and can be fruitful in studying the interactions between metaphor and modernism in any national literature;...
Poetic visions inform the very nature of modernism in Arabic poetry, which in its elegant and effective form is a synthesis of Sufi and Qur'anic tradition on the one hand and the impact of Western modernism on the other.
Modernism is brilliantly manifest in the poetry of Adonis, Muzaffar al-Nawwab, Sa'di Yusuf, Fadil al-'Azzawi, and Mahmud Darwish.
www.lycos.com /info/modernism--irish-modernists.html   (606 words)

 V&A - Modernism: Designing a new world 1914-1939 - The Exhibition
Modernism was not conceived as a style but a loose collection of ideas.
Modernism: Designing A New World is the first exhibition to explore the concept of Modernism in depth, rather than restricting itself, as previous exhibitions have, to particular geographical centres or to individual decades.
Modernism arrived in Sweden with the Stockholm Exhibition of 1930.
www.vam.ac.uk /vastatic/microsites/1331_modernism/the_exhibition.html   (3221 words)

The history of the word in this sense in the nineteenth century is unclear, but by the early Victorian period "modernism" was used "as synonymous with general intellectual radicalism; the theological sense of the term did not become widespread until the condemnation of the movement.
The French term modernité, while also concerned with a distinctly modern sense of dislocation and ambiguity, locates it in the more general experience of the aestheticization of everyday life, as exemplified in the ephemeral and transitory qualities of an urban culture shaped by the imperatives of fashion, consumerism, and constant innovation.
Modernity is often used as an overarching periodizing term to denote an historical era which may encompass any of the above qualities.
www.georgetown.edu /faculty/sd224/Classes/handouts/ModernismModernityPrimitivism.htm   (710 words)

 Greenberg: Modernism
I identify Modernism with the intensification, almost the exacerbation, of this self-critical tendency that began with the philosopher Kant.
The essence of Modernism lies, as I see it, in the use of characteristic methods of a discipline to criticize the discipline itself, not in order to subvert it but in order to entrench it more firmly in its area of competence.
Modernism has found that these limits can be pushed back indefinitely -- before a picture stops being a picture and turns into an arbitrary object; but it has also found that the further back these limits are pushed the more explicitly they have to be observed and indicated.
www.sharecom.ca /greenberg/modernism.html   (3473 words)

 Modernism History | sjpc_03_package.xml
Modernism is a highly complex cultural phenomenon which has generated a variety of differing opinions and an immense critical literature.
The notion of the "modern" has undergone various semantic shifts and definitions, mainly due to the sensibility of each age, yet the word has always retained a particular pertinence in characterizing a feeling of novelty, of change and historical evolution.
However it is defined, it is clear that Modernism was an extraordinary combination of often contradictory aspects: the futuristic and the nihilistic, the revolutionary and the conservative, the naturalistic and the symbolistic, the romantic and the classical.
www.bookrags.com /history/modernism-sjpc-03   (392 words)

Modernism's emphasis on functional requirements, upon rational problem solving and scientific rigour, was principally derived from this third source.
Modernism became a moral crusade to strip away superfluous detail, to serve functional ends and to express materials honestly – concrete was supposed to look like concrete, not pretend to be something else.
The modern landscape, perhaps influenced by cubist space, is multifaceted and omnidirectional.
www.apl.ncl.ac.uk /coursework/IThompson/modernism.htm   (4507 words)

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Modernity becomes a permanent transition, and, according to Adorno, represses duration in the desire for the new.
Modernization: A whole set of transformations that are identified as modernization include urbanization, the technological transformations of agriculture, manufacture, the rise of bureaucracies...etc.
If there is a distinction between modernity and modernism, it is perhaps better articulated as a distinction between the social process of modernization and the culture of modernity, or in Appadurai's terms, between modernization as a fact and modernization as a theory.
www.christianhubert.com /hypertext/modernism.html   (1243 words)

Modern garden plans resembled nonobjective or abstract art, such as paintings by Piet Mondrian, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, and Picasso; these gardens are often referred to as abstract or Cubist gardens.
Modern architecture in vogue, the three were inspired to exchange the traditional Beaux-Arts principles with modern design theories.
Modern landscape architecture in the United States was impacted by Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx (1909-94), and Mexican architect Luis Barragán (1902-88).
architecture.arizona.edu /landscape/courses/lar542/modernism.htm   (6403 words)

 modernism in literature: modernist poetry
Modernism in literature is not easily summarised, but the key elements are experimentation, anti-realism, individualism and a stress on the cerebral rather than emotive aspects.
Many poets come from university, moreover, and set sail by Modernism's charts, so that its assumptions need to be understood to appreciate their work.
Modernism's ruthless self-promotion has also created intellectual castes that carefully guard their status.
www.poetrymagic.co.uk /modernist.html   (472 words)

 ArtLex's Mi-Mok page
Compare and contrast this with moderne, modernism, and postmodernism.
- Striving to be modern in appearance or style but lacking taste or refinement; pretentious.
The modern period is generally thought to have been followed by the one we are in now —
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The modern ideas of which we speak are not as old as the period called "modern times".
The general idea of modernism may be best expressed in the words of Abbate Cavallanti, though even here there is a little vagueness: "Modernism is modern in a false sense of the word; it is a morbid state of conscience among Catholics, and especially young Catholics, that professes manifold ideals, opinions, and tendencies.
Along with modernism in the strict sense, which is directly theological, we find other kinds of modernism in philosophy, politics, and social science.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/10415a.htm   (7448 words)

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