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Modernism: The Basics

1st Edition

By Laura Winkiel


204 pages

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pub: 2017-03-09
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Modernism: The Basics provides an accessible overview of the study of modernism in its global dimensions. Examining the key concepts, history and varied forms of the field, it guides the reader through the major approaches, outlining key debates, to answer such questions as:

  • What is modernism?
  • How did modernism begin?
  • Has modernism developed differently in different media?
  • How is it related to postmodernism and postcolonialism?
  • How have politics, urbanization and new technologies affected modernism?

With engaging examples from art, literature and historical documents, each chapter provides suggestions for further reading, histories of relevant movements and clear definitions of key terminology, making this an essential guide for anyone approaching the study of modernism for the first time.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. What is Modernism? Chapter 2. Concepts Chapter 3. Histories Chapter 4. Forms Afterword

About the Author

Laura Winkiel is Associate Professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder, United States.

About the Series

The Basics

The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.

Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.

Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.

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