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Inside modernism : relativity theory, cubism, narrative

Author: Thomas Vargish; Delo E Mook
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, a professor of literature and a physicist offer a broad, new, interdisciplinary account of Modernism. Thomas Vargish and Delo E. Mook encompass physics, the visual arts and literature in a thought-provoking analysis of the period from the 1880s to World War II. Uncovering common structures and values underlying each of these disparate fields, the authors define Modernism and its historical location  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Vargish; Delo E Mook
ISBN: 0300076134 9780300076134
OCLC Number: 40489284
Description: xii, 185 pages, 16 pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Defining Modernism. Chronological Focus. Cultural Diagnostics and Values. Status of the Definition --
Ch. 2. Epistemic Trauma --
Ch. 3. From Normative to Contextual --
Ch. 4. From Reality to Observation --
Ch. 5. Field Models and Modernist Abstraction. Field Models. Modernist Abstraction --
Ch. 6. Reflexivity --
Ch. 7. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Thomas Vargish and Delo E. Mook.

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An interdisciplinary account of modernism. It encompasses physics, the visual arts and literature in an analysis of the period from the 1880s to World War II. They derive six common characteristics  Read more...

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