MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD WEEK 14 MODERNISM. Paul C é zanne, Melting Snow, Fontainebleau (1879-80). Claude Monet, The Luncheon (1873). Georges Seurat, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884-86). Pablo Picasso, The Guitar Player (1910).
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by the Hogarth Press, was designed by the painter Vanessa Bell.
In 1904 she moved with her sister
and two brothers to 46 Gordon Square where they started the famous Bloomsbury Group of writers and artists.
… We affirm that the world’s magnificence has been enriched by a new beauty; the beauty of speed ... We will glorify war–the world’s only hygiene ... We will sing of great crowds excited by work, by pleasure, and by riot; we will sing of the multicoloured, polyphonic tides of revolution in the modern capital. The first ‘Futurist Manifesto’ (1909)
sweeping changes in technology created distinctive new modes
of thinking about experiencing time and space. Technological
innovations including the telephone, wireless telegraph, x-ray,
cinema, bicycle, automobile, and airplane, established the material foundation for this reorientation.
Stephen Kern, The Culture of Time and Space, 1880-1918
Unité d’habitation, Berlin; erected 1959
Source: University of Warwick, Modern Records Centre, Warwick University Archive.
Image from the exhibition `The Idea of a University’, Mead Gallery, June 2010.
`Fentiman Road/Meadow Road, Lambeth, London, England, 20th century’.