Advancing a Different Modernism

1st Edition

S.A. Mansbach

Routledge
Published November 2, 2017
Reference - 82 Pages - 20 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138574939 - CAT# Y382588
Series: Routledge Focus on Art History and Visual Studies

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Summary

Advancing a Different Modernism analyzes a long-ignored but formative aspect of modern architecture and art. By examining selective buildings by the Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1850-1923) and by the Slovenian designer Jože Plecnik (1872-1957), the book reveals the fundamental political and ideological conservatism that helped shape modernism’s history and purpose. This study thus revises the dominant view of modernism as a union of progressive forms and progressive politics. Instead, this innovative volume promotes a nuanced and critical consideration of how architecture was creatively employed to advance radically new forms and methods, while simultaneously consolidating an essentially conservative nationalist self-image.

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