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Notes+9.14.2010 - History 158C 9.14.2010 I Modern Times...

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History 158C 9.14.2010 I. Modern Times Definitions o Modernism anything that s new Modo Latin new, just now, the latest Relates to newness Dominant movement during the 1 st half of the 20 th c. High modernism post-modernism 1920s avant-garde Origins predates WWI 1 st used by Ruben Dario (1890s) Nicaraguan poet Effort by avant-garde to rethink, re-experience DH Laurence Lady Chatterly s Lover explicit given the censorship of the time Led to myriad of other movements Dadaism Café Voltaire a return to childishness (metaphor for innocence) Turn to futurism sacrifice for the machine Provocation claim to modernism Dadaist supported the Weimar Republic Were also revolutionary - Marxist Expressionism Russian constructivism Reference to the breakdown of language how to talk about war What did Modernism look like? 6 characteristics o
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