Moving Modernism

Moving Modernism

However, many assume that modernist abstraction resulted from a century of natural, autonomous evolution to painting styles and tastes. In Moving Modernism, author Nell Andrew challenges this assumption.

Author: Nell Andrew

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190057305

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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The emergence of modern dance and the early history of cinema ran concurrent with the European avant-garde's development of pictorial abstraction in the first decades of the 20th century. However, many assume that modernist abstraction resulted from a century of natural, autonomous evolution to painting styles and tastes. In Moving Modernism, author Nell Andrew challenges this assumption. By examining dance and film created during this period, she argues that performative modes of art created the link between bodily movement and movement depicted in modernist paintings. In a seeming paradox, dance and film - durational arts, involving real bodies in space-participated in the development of abstract art. With archival material collected in North America and Europe, Moving Modernism resurfaces lost performances, identifies working methods, and establishes the circles of aesthetic influence and reception for avant-garde dance pioneers and experimental film makers from the turn of the century to the interwar period. Reexamining the motivation that fueled the emergence of abstraction, Andrew claims that painters sought meaning not only in the material and formal picture but also in temporal and sensorial experience. Andrew looks at major figures and intellectual movements including Loïe Fuller and Symbolism; Valentine de Saint-Point and the Cubo-Futurist and neo-Symbolist movements; and early cinematic abstraction from Edison and the Lumières to Hans Richter and Marcel Duchamp. Close examinations of each figure show that theatrical display, embodied self-projection, and kinesthetic desire are not necessarily in opposition to pictorial abstraction; in fact, they expand our understanding of the urges that created modern art.
Categories: Performing Arts

Moving Modernisms

Moving Modernisms

The essays in Moving Modernisms open up the many dimensions and arenas of modernist movement and movements: spatial, geographical and political: affective and physiological; temporal and epochal; technological, locomotive and metropolitan; ...

Author: Professor of English Literature Hawthornden Fellow and Tutor in English Literature David Bradshaw, Etc

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198714170

Category:

Page: 296

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The essays in Moving Modernisms: Motion, Technology, and Modernity, written by renowned international scholars, open up the many dimensions and arenas of modernist movement and movements: spatial, geographical and political: affective and physiological; temporal and epochal; technological, locomotive and metropolitan; aesthetic and representational. Individual essays explore modernism's complex geographies, focusing on Anglo-European modernisms while also engaging with the debates engendered by recent models of world literatures and global modernisms. From questions of space and place, the volume moves to a focus on movement and motion, with topics ranging from modernity and bodily energies to issues of scale and quantity. The final chapters in the volume examine modernist film and the moving image, and travel and transport in the modern metropolis. "Movement is reality itself," the philosopher Henri Bergson wrote: the original and illuminating essays in Moving Modernisms point in new ways to the realities, and the fantasies, of movement in modernist culture.
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Moving Through Modernity

Moving Through Modernity

The first full-length account of modernism from the perspective of literary geography.

Author: Andrew Thacker

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719053099

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

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The first full-length account of modernism from the perspective of literary geography.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Moving Color

Moving Color

Moving Color is the first book-length study of the beginnings of color cinema. Looking backward, Joshua Yumibe traces the legacy of color history from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the cinema of the early twentieth century.

Author: Joshua Yumibe

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813552989

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 230

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Color was used in film well before The Wizard of Oz. Thomas Edison, for example, projected two-colored films at his first public screening in New York City on April 23, 1896. These first colors of early cinema were not photographic; they were applied manually through a variety of laborious processes—most commonly by the hand-coloring and stenciling of prints frame by frame, and the tinting and toning of films in vats of chemical dyes. The results were remarkably beautiful. Moving Color is the first book-length study of the beginnings of color cinema. Looking backward, Joshua Yumibe traces the legacy of color history from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the cinema of the early twentieth century. Looking forward, he explores the implications of this genealogy on experimental and contemporary digital cinemas in which many colors have become, once again, vividly unhinged from photographic reality. Throughout this history, Moving Color revolves around questions pertaining to the sensuousness of color: how color moves us in the cinema—visually, emotionally, and physically.
Categories: Performing Arts

Arun Kolatkar and Literary Modernism in India

Arun Kolatkar and Literary Modernism in India

In this first scholarly work on India's great modern poet, Laetitia Zecchini outlines a story of literary modernism in India and discusses the traditions, figures and events that inspired and defined Arun Kolatkar.

Author: Laetitia Zecchini

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781623565589

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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In this first scholarly work on India's great modern poet, Laetitia Zecchini outlines a story of literary modernism in India and discusses the traditions, figures and events that inspired and defined Arun Kolatkar. Based on an impressive range of archival and unpublished material, this book also aims at moving lines of accepted genealogies of modernism and 'postcolonial literature'. Zecchini uncovers how poets of Kolatkar's generation became modern Indian writers while tracing a lineage to medieval oral traditions. She considers how literary bilingualism allowed Kolatkar to blur the boundaries between Marathi and English, 'Indian' and 'Western sources; how he used his outsider position to privilege the quotidian and minor and revived the spirit of popular devotion. Graphic artist, poet and songwriter, storyteller of Bombay and world history, poet in Marathi, in English and in 'Americanese', non-committal and deeply political, Kolatkar made lines wobble and treasured impermanence. Steeped in world literature, in European avant-garde poetry, American pop and folk culture, in a 'little magazine' Bombay bohemia and a specific Marathi ethos, Kolatkar makes for a fascinating subject to explore and explain the story of modernism in India. This book has received support from the labex TransferS: http://transfers.ens.fr/
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Lessons of Modernism

The Lessons of Modernism

For most of our lives we live like a man in a fast train with the blinds down :
because everything else in his field of vision is moving at the same rate as him he
imagines that nothing is moving . Modernism lifts the blinds and , by revealing the
 ...

Author: G. Josipovici

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038487869

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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What are the relations between a man's life and his art? What is the place of modern art in the culture and education of today? What are the limits of human expression and of the expressivity of voice and body? These are some of the questions raised by Gabriel Josipovici in this collection of essays.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Moving Bodies and Political Movement

Moving Bodies and Political Movement

This has not been the case so far in studies of either modern dance or of German
modernism as an aesthetic movement . To my knowledge , the history of
Ausdruckstanz has been either compartmentalized into “ modernist " cultural
studies or ...

Author: Ji-Yun Song

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105127120132

Category: Modern dance

Page: 320

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Categories: Modern dance

British poetry between the movement and modernism

British poetry between the movement and modernism

... the Movement would not have been a suitable vessel for this kind of poetry .
The front page of a newspaper was one of the models for the Modernist's
montage technique ' , enabling them to produce literature that is “ news that stays
news .

Author: Hans Osterwalder

Publisher:

ISBN: 3533042731

Category: English poetry

Page: 299

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Categories: English poetry

The Yeats Brothers and Modernism s Love of Motion

The Yeats Brothers and Modernism s Love of Motion

... a hobby - horse wearer , a Viking , and a gypsy woman - a motley ,
carnivalesque ensemble — move together down a road in a wind - and air ...
Energy doesn ' t need such regard ; it just moves . ... AND MODERNISM ' S LOVE
OF MOTION.

Author: Calvin Bedient

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132233540

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 385

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In The Yeats Brothers, Calvin Bedient delivers a brilliant exploration of modernism through the mutual illumination provided by Ireland's greatest poet and greatest painter. By examining the poems of the one and the paintings of the other, he recovers an often overlooked quality both artists embraced in their work--that core feature of modernism, a thoroughgoing preoccupation with motion and fluidity, that terrifying encounter with the universe conceptualized as force. Bedient's is the first book to treat W. B. Yeats and Jack Yeats as twin geniuses in the detection and representation of chaos. William Butler Yeats's love and fear of motion pervade every aspect of his poetry, helping to determine his themes, riddle his images, and shape the cadences of his verse. Jack Yeats's focus on change and motion caused him to engage with the cross-currents of his time, not--as sometimes thought--to remain locked in the past. Through daring and nuanced readings of the poems and analyses of the paintings, Bedient reveals the two artists to have been complicit with modernism--against homogeneity, alert to divisions, polyphony, and restlessness in things and in ourselves. Adept in close discussion of poetic and painterly style, and magisterial in his grasp of theorists from Adorno through Zizek, Bedient provides us with genuinely new interpretations of the Yeats brothers' work, and with a more sophisticated understanding of modernism. "There are dozens of books on W. B. Yeats, and some on his brother Jack, but no one has put the two together before. Calvin Bedient does so very adroitly, without conflating their respective achievements. Bedient argues brilliantly that these two very different artists reveal a meaningful shortcoming in our customary understanding of modernism; by showing that both were fascinated by movement, or mobility--the diverse processes of change--Bedient pulls the poet toward the painter to show these two artists in sympathy with the thought of their time. An important revisionary argument about the meaning of modernism, Bedient's work also exhibits a lively, candid critic explaining the work of the Yeats brothers in readings that constantly repay attention. No one could have a better companion while reading W. B. Yeats' poems, or viewing Jack Yeats' paintings." --Robert von Hallberg, University of Chicago "Welcome to the 'terrible novelty of light.' Fearless, virtuosic, turbulence-charged, The Yeats Brothers and Modernism's Love of Motion is a ravishing triumph. Plunging with nonetheless meticulous yet rippling (and yes, muscled) analytic brilliance and sensuousness through the poems and paintings of W.B. and Jack Yeats, Bedient gives us one of the most profound, emulatively thrilling, stylish, and wide-awake celebrations of poetry, of painting, and of Modernism itself, one could hope to read. No one has better caught--or rather transmitted--so much of the towering and torrential genius of the Yeats brothers, seen here in a rushing storm of cultural, political, aesthetic, and daemonic forces. The unstaunched motive, and emotive, force of Bedient's book takes us directly into the tragic yet joyful--indeed exultant--leap of poem after poem, canvas after canvas, all of them luminous, endlessly reconstitutive and volatile elements of what remains, in these gorgeous pages, the 'bursting dawn' of their Movement, still redolent as it is with the 'storm-scattered intricacy' of night." --Peter Sacks, Harvard University "This is a captivating and theoretically sophisticated study of what Calvin Bedient identifies as mobility in the Modernist poems and paintings of the two Yeats brothers. Jack Yeats, the painter, has been curiously neglected by the art world outside Ireland; Bedient here reclaims his work as the worthy visual counterpart to the lyric poems of Jack's famous brother William Butler Yeats, a poet who relentlessly interrogated the regimes of representation as they were given to him at the turn of the twentieth century. Both poet and painter devised art constructs that come to terms with the restlessness, the uncertainty, and the stark divisions of Modernism. Like Bedient's earlier critical studies, The Yeats Brothers is startlingly original." --Marjorie Perloff, author of Wittgenstein's Ladder and Twenty-First Century Modernism
Categories: Literary Criticism

Still the Moving World

Still the Moving World

Life of an American Fireman , The ( Porter ) , narrative construction of , 47 - 48
Lighting , “ source , ” in Griffith ' s Pippa Passes , 53 Liminality in Heart of
Darkness and Intolerance , 86 Lindgren , Ernest , on Intolerance , 9 Literary
modernism ...

Author: Jordan Leondopoulos

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015032975701

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Nearly three-quarters of a century of criticism - much of it misguided, sometimes even wrong-headed - has obscured a crucial facet of D.W. Griffith's accomplishment in "Intolerance." This original and lucid study argues that "Intolerance" is, like Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness," a proto-modernist text. Both works exhibit an ahistoric consciousness of disorder, destruction and skepticism, and reflect - to different degrees - the aesthetic experimentalism of the early 20th century. Through a close analysis of Griffith's film and its manifold affinities with Conrad's tale - and more cursorily with the works of other exponents of modernism in the traditional arts - the author demonstrates that, contrary to the conventional criticisms of "Intolerance" as a cluttered, disjointed text, the film's eccentric form and unruliness are among the vital components of its meaning and modernity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Realism After Modernism

Realism After Modernism

shifting back and forth into one another . As the site of transfer between stasis
and movement , earth and figure , ground and body , Husserl identifies a third
element , which he calls the “ ground - body ” ( Bodenkörper ) . This is the name
he ...

Author: Devin Fore

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: UCSD:31822040891632

Category: Art

Page: 404

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The human figure made a spectacular return in visual art and literature in the 1920s. Following modernism's withdrawal, nonobjective painting gave way to realistic depictions of the body and experimental literary techniques were abandoned for novels with powerfully individuated characters. But the celebrated return of the human in the interwar years was not as straightforward as it may seem. In Realism after Modernism, Devin Fore challenges the widely accepted view that this period represented a return to traditional realist representation and its humanist postulates. Interwar realism, he argues, did not reinstate its nineteenth-century predecessor but invoked realism as a strategy of mimicry that anticipates postmodernist pastiche. Through close readings of a series of works by German artists and writers of the period, Fore investigates five artistic devices that were central to interwar realism. He analyzes Bauhaus polymath László Moholy-Nagy's use of linear perspective; three industrial novels riven by the conflict between the temporality of capital and that of labor; Brecht's socialist realist plays, which explore new dramaturgical principles for depicting a collective subject; a memoir by Carl Einstein that oscillates between recollection and self-erasure; and the idiom of physiognomy in the photomontages of John Heartfield. Fore's readings reveal that each of these "rehumanized" works in fact calls into question the very categories of the human upon which realist figuration is based. Paradoxically, even as the human seemed to make a triumphal return in the culture of the interwar period, the definition of the human and the integrity of the body were becoming more tenuous than ever before. Interwar realism did not hearken back to earlier artistic modes but posited new and unfamiliar syntaxes of aesthetic encounter, revealing the emergence of a human subject quite unlike anything that had come before.
Categories: Art

The Lessons of Modernism and Other Essays

The Lessons of Modernism  and Other Essays

For most of our lives we live like a man in a fast train with the blinds down :
because everything else in his field of vision is moving at the same rate as him he
imagines that nothing is moving . Modernism lifts the blinds and , by revealing the
 ...

Author: Gabriel Josipovici

Publisher: London [etc.] : Macmillan

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036969355

Category: Literature, Modern

Page: 208

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Categories: Literature, Modern

Debating American Modernism

Debating American Modernism

But Duchamp's Nude , while pretty clearly in movement , does not look like a
body , despite the title written right on the work itself : Duchamp is painting the
passage of an idea of a body . In Futurist paintings the first figure in the time
sequence ...

Author: Debra Bricker Balken

Publisher: Distributed Art Publishers (DAP)

ISBN: UOM:39076002285752

Category: Art

Page: 189

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When Duchamp moved from Paris to New York in 1915, he was disappointed by the predominantly nature-based abstraction he observed, publicly proclaiming that American artists were too dependent on outmoded European traditions and had overlooked their greatest subjects--the skyscraper and the machine. Meanwhile, the artists associated with Alfred Stieglitz and his "291" gallery remained loyal to their belief in nature as a source of ongoing renewal for visual culture, and emphasized the crucial role that intuition and spirituality played in their creation of art. The crossfire between Duchamp and Stieglitz and their respective circles defined a critical moment in early twentieth-century American art. Debating Modernism includes reproductions of work by artists from both camps, from Charles Demuth, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Paul Strand to Man Ray, Francis Picabia, and Marsden Hartley. An essay by curator Debra Bricker Balken traces the threads of the debate through the 1910s and 20s, and also addresses the appearance of sexualized imagery in nearly all of these artists' works, a phenomenon that ironically unifies the two seemingly opposed camps. Jay Bochner's essay focuses on the artists' respective violations of American expectations about art.
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Moving the Borders

Moving the Borders

In retrospect we group our modernists as particular literary writers , but Your
modernist , then , describes nature in terms of a four - dimensional conception ,
which is neither space nor time , but a complete union of both . Whether the
space ...

Author: Marialuisa Bignami

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433049619244

Category: Social Science

Page: 429

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Categories: Social Science

Pound Yeats Eliot and the Modernist Movement

Pound  Yeats  Eliot and the Modernist Movement

... and finally sheds that to make himself ' modern ' ; but he is never a ' Modernist '
, if by ' Modernism ' we mean the revolution in English poetry represented by the
work of Eliot and Pound . It is Yeats ' s movement through these phases and his ...

Author: Christian Karlson Stead

Publisher: MacMillan

ISBN: UOM:39015010377680

Category: American poetry

Page: 393

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Categories: American poetry

Transatlantic Modernism

Transatlantic Modernism

She wanted to achieve " a new balance that had to do with a sense of movement
of time included in a given space [ . . . ] the balance of a space completely not
filled but created by something moving as moving is not as moving should be .

Author: Martin Klepper

Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter

ISBN: UVA:X004530903

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 303

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Modernism in Europe and modernism in the United States - at first glance these two concepts seem to be quite different if not opposing. European modernism, it appears, is innovative and even iconoclastic (Joyce, Schonberg, Gropius, Schwitters). American modernism, it would seem, is rather reconciliatory and even conservative (Fitzgerald, Gershwin, Wright and Hopper). The collection of essays in Transatlantic Modernism disproves this point. Transatlantic Modernism tackles the modes of transfer, translation, cross-fertilization and reinterpretation which actually characterize the complex relations between European and American cultures within the period of modernism. The essays collected in this volume cover a broad array of forms of cultural expression: literature (Doblin, Dos Passos, Faulkner etc.), philosophy (Bergson, James, Dewey), painting (Gleizes, Stella, Shahn), photography (Ray, Steichen, Sheeler), fashion (Poiret, Delaunay, Schiaparelli), film (Fox, Stroheim, Lubitsch), architecture (Bauhaus, Johnson, Hitchcock) and opera (Thomson, Stein).
Categories: Literary Criticism

Chinese Modernism in the Era of Reforms

Chinese Modernism in the Era of Reforms

The menglong movement , the first modernist movement of the literary New Era ,
had not actually been " suppressed " by the official media denouncing
modernism as " bourgeois decadence " ; on the contrary , the negative campaign
waged by ...

Author: Xudong Zhang

Publisher: Post-Contemporary Intervention

ISBN: UVA:X004092431

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 431

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Blending history and theory, Chinese Modernism in the Era of Reforms offers both a historical narrative and a critical analysis of the cultural visions and experiences of China's post-Mao era. In this volume, Xudong Zhang rethinks Chinese modernism as a historical genre that arose in response to the historical experience of Chinese modernity rather than as an autonomous aesthetic movement. He identifies the ideologies of literary and cultural styles in the New Era (1979–1989) through a critical reading of the various “new waves” of Chinese literature, film, and intellectual discourse. In examining the aesthetic and philosophical formulations of the New Era's intellectual elites, Zhang first analyzes the intense cultural and intellectual debates, known as the “Great Cultural Discussion” or “Cultural Fever” that took place in Chinese urban centers in the mid- and late 1980s. Chinese literary modernism is then explored, specifically in relation to Deng Xiaoping's sweeping reforms and with a focus on the changing literary sensibility and avant-garde writers such as Yu Hua, Ge Fei, and Su Tong. Lastly, Zhang looks at the the making of New Chinese Cinema and films such as Yellow Earth, Horse Thief, and King of the Children—films through which Fifth Generation filmmakers first developed a style independent from socialist realism. By tracing the origins and contemporary elaboration of the idea of Chinese modernism, Zhang identifies the discourse of modernism as one of the decisive formal articulations of the social dynamism and cultural possibilities of post-Mao China. Capturing the historical experience and the cultural vision of China during a crucial decade in its emergence as a world power, Chinese Modernism in the Era of Reforms will interest students and scholars of modernism, Chinese literature and history, film studies, and cultural studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

May Sinclair

May Sinclair

In calling our volume “ Moving towards the Modern ” rather than “ Moving towards
Modernism , ” we hope to leave room in these essays for readers to value and
question Sinclair ' s career whether it fits our definitions of modernism , or ...

Author: Andrew Kunka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UCSC:32106019106142

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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May Sinclair was a central figure in the modernist movement, and this collection, the first on Sinclair's career and writings, provides valuable insights into Sinclair's complex texts. Individual essays engage with the cultural and literary phenomena Sinclair critiqued and influenced: The literary marketplace, changing sexual and social mores, the developing fields of psychology, the women's suffrage movement, and World War I.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Scandinavian Modernism

Scandinavian Modernism

It gave the impression of a streetcar's movement through the city , and
accordingly , it was a dynamic picture in which a ... Against this background , it
seems amazing that the Modernist movement in Denmark started its retreat soon
after .

Author: Serge Fauchereau

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015015519773

Category: Artists

Page: 262

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Essays survey early twentieth century painting in Scandinavia, and are accompanied by profiles of major artists, and examples of their work
Categories: Artists

Moving about in a Technological World

Moving about in a Technological World

Uncritical and mechanistic imitations of modernist exemplars resulted in cold ,
arid , and habitually dwarfing " habitats . " An equally uncritical and extreme
response to modernism's sterile legacy subsequently gave rise to shallow self -
serving ...

Author: Joern W. Kroll

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3450480

Category:

Page: 628

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