Art and its others 1: the aesthetics of technology

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Title: Art and its others 1: the aesthetics of technology
Authors: Daly, Nicholas
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Date: Mar-2017
Abstract: Modernism first emerges during the transformations of time and space wrought by the age of steam, and it comes to dominance against the background of the 'second industrial revolution'. This revolution, which was really more of an intensification of earlier processes, was driven by, inter alia, the exploitation of electricity and the internal combustion engine, use of early plastics (celluloid, and later bakelite), the oneiric power of the cinematograph, the sound -­- reproduction technology of the phonograph, and the communications technologies of the telephone and later the radio. In theoretical terms one could argue that there is no space, no "and" between modernism and these technological shifts: they are bound together in a common culture. But for practical purposes we can describe a set of relations between the two.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Keywords: ModernismTechnology
Subject LCSH: Arts and society
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Sherry, V. (ed.). The Cambridge History of Modernism
ISBN: 9781107034693
Appears in Collections:English, Drama & Film Research Collection

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