Making It Modern: The History Of Modernism In Architecture Of Design by Aaron BetskyMaking It Modern: The History Of Modernism In Architecture Of Design by Aaron Betsky

Making It Modern: The History Of Modernism In Architecture Of Design

byAaron Betsky

Paper over Board | December 15, 2016

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At its root, modernism is that fundamental. It is a question of having something to represent that is of the moment. In the most radical interpretation, modernism always comes too late. The modern is that which is always new, which is to say, always changing and already old by the time it has appeared. Modernism is always a retrospective act, one of documenting or trying to catch what has already appeared - an attempt to fix life as it is being lived. Modernity is just the very fact that we as human beings are continually remaking the world around us through our actions, and are doing so consciously. Modernism is a monument to or memory of that act, which in its own making tries to remake the world it is pretending to represent.
Aaron Betsky (born 1958) is a critic, curator, educator, lecturer, and writer on architecture and design, who since August 2006 has been the director of the Cincinnati Art Museum. Betsky was named as the director of the 11th Exhibition of the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2008. From 1995-2001 Betsky was Curator of Architecture, De...
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Title:Making It Modern: The History Of Modernism In Architecture Of DesignFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 0.68 inPublished:December 15, 2016Publisher:ActarLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1940291151

ISBN - 13:9781940291154

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"This architectural study considers how to define modernism and whether it isstill viable or meaningful in the context of the architecture and design of homes and other spaces. Some subjects for consideration are modernity andaesthetics, artifacts of modernity, experimental design, and design for sprawl. The book contains color photos throughout." --ProtoView

Editorial Reviews

"An illustrated and exceptionally thoughtful and insightful study that is particularly well organized and presented, "Making it Modern" is very highly recommended for professional and academic History of Architecture collections in general, and Contemporary Architectural supplemental studies reading lists in particular." --Midwest Book Review