New Exhibit Maps Modernism

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London opens a comprehensive exhibit on the history of modernism, including a concise history, timeline, and capsule biographies.

"This major exhibition at the V&A is the first to explore Modernism in the designed world from a truly international perspective and in terms of all the arts.

At the beginning of the twenty-first century our relationship to Modernism is complex. The built environment that we live in today was largely shaped by Modernism. The buildings we inhabit, the chairs we sit on, the graphic design that surrounds us have all been created by the aesthetics and the ideology of Modernist design. We live in an era that still identifies itself in terms of Modernism, as post-Modernist or even post-post-Modernist."

[Editor's note: The exhibit website includes a history of modernism, timeline, capsule biographies and other features.]

Full Story: Modernism: Designing A New World 1914-1939

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