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Published: 29 July 2010

136 Pages | 15 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780192804419

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Modernism: A Very Short Introduction

Christopher Butler

Very Short Introductions

  • Provides a coherent account of Modernism across various aesthetic and cultural fields
  • Considers several aspects of Modernism including some classic modernist works, movements and notions of the avant garde, and the idea of 'progress' in art
  • Examines Modernist ideas of the self, of subjectivity, irrationalism, people, and machines
  • Looks at the political dimensions of Modernism
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series

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