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Publisher Description

This book is a defence of Modernism against its defenders. In readings of modern design, film, pop and especially architecture, it attempts to reclaim a revolutionary modernism against its absorption into the heritage industry and the aesthetics of the luxury flat. Militant Modernism argues for a Modernism of everyday life, immersed in questions of socialism, sexual politics and technology. It features new readings of some familiar names - Bertolt Brecht, Le Corbusier, Vladimir Mayakovsky - and much more on the lesser known, quotidian modernists of the 20th century. The chapters range from a study of industrial and brutalist aesthetics in Britain, Russian Constructivism in architecture, the Sexpol of Wilhelm Reich in film and design, and the alienation effects of Brecht and Hanns Eisler on record and on screen. Against the world of there is no alternative, this book talks about things we havent done yet, in the past tense.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2009
April 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
160
Pages
PUBLISHER
John Hunt Publishing
SELLER
National Book Network
SIZE
2.7
MB

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