class_12_student_version_urban_theory_i_modernism_and_marxism

Class_12_student_version_urban_theory_i_modernism_and_marxism

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Unformatted text preview: GOG 220 Urban Geography Class #12 (3/6) Urban Theory I: Modernism and Marxism Case Study VII: Reforming the Victorian City Hubbard Ch 1, pp. 9-42 The main goal of this Chapter, Hubbard states, is to review the nature and evolution of urban theory over the past century and a half; some of the key concepts and ideas that you must be familiar with/know about include the following: what is theory, at the big and the small level? Hubbards loose definition of theory: an attempt to think space in a new manner (p. 10) what is theory supposed to do, in regard to Modernity and the City beginning in the late 19 th century, urbanization became to be the norm for humanityat first in the west, then around the globe the major stimulus for this change, and for the transformation from rural to urban societies was: industrialization, and the industrial revolution; defining modernity (see next slides)? the key here was the way people would come to interpret/feel/live modernity, eg Berman, p. 13: all that is solid melts into air (quoting marx) a. Modernism: the roots, theories, and branches Until recently, the word "modern" used to refer generically to the contemporaneous; all art is modern at the time it is made: for example, in his Il Libro dell'Arte (translated as "The Craftsman's Handbook") in 1437, Cennino Cennini explains that Giotto made painting modern; and Giorgio Vasari writing in 16th-century Italy refers to the art of his own period as modern as an art history term, modern refers to a period dating from roughly the 1860s through the 1970s and is often used to describe the style and the ideology of art, architecture and urban design produced during that era; art historians speak of modern art as concerned primarily with essential qualities of color and flatness and as exhibiting over time a reduction of interest in subject matter; it is generally agreed that douard Manet was the first modernist painter, and that modernism in art originated in the 1860s. Paintings such as his Le Djeuner sur l'herbe are seen to have ushered in the era of modernism... Modernism . . . "defines a specific form of artistic production, serving as an umbrella term for a melange of artistic schools and styles which first arose in late-nineteenth-century Europe and America... alternatively: Modernism: a general term applied retrospectively to the wide range of experimental and avant-garde trends in the literature (and other arts and the sciences) of the early 20th century.... modernist literature, for example, is...
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