Realizing Modernism This book w ill try to answer 15 basic questions on modernism , and is specifically concerned with modernism in the arts.
1. What is modernism?
2. When does modernism begin?
3. What is the difference between modernism and "modernity"?
4. Is modernism just a reaction to modernity?
5. How do we recognize a "modernist" work?
6. Is there a modernist theory in relation to practice?
7. What is the relation of modernism to primitivism?
8. What is the relation of modernism to psychoana lysis?
9. What is the role of the city in modernism?
10. Why are modernists so often "exiles"?
11. What is the role of elites and avant-gardes in modernism?
12. What politics did modernists espouse?
13. How does modernism relate to mass culture?
14. What is the relation of cinema to modernism?
15. Has modernism ended?