Art and its others 1: the aesthetics of technology

Files in This Item:
 File SizeFormat
DownloadmodernismtechnologyAugustrevised.pdf258.73 kBAdobe PDF
Title: Art and its others 1: the aesthetics of technology
Other Titles: Modernism and Technology
Technology and the Individual Talent
Authors: Daly, Nicholas
Permanent link:
Date: Mar-2017
Online since: 2017-09-01T01:00:11Z
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
Other versions:
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Sherry, V. (ed.). The Cambridge History of Modernism
ISBN: 9781107034693
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License:
Appears in Collections:English, Drama & Film Research Collection

Show full item record

Page view(s) 20

Last Week
Last month
checked on May 19, 2022

Download(s) 50

checked on May 19, 2022

Google ScholarTM



If you are a publisher or author and have copyright concerns for any item, please email and the item will be withdrawn immediately. The author or person responsible for depositing the article will be contacted within one business day.