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After Impressionism review – radical ideas and ecstatic sex from the edge of a new universe
Cézanne outshines Van Gogh, with Picasso his revolutionary pupil, in this absorbing hurtle toward modern art – smashing 500 years of tradition into cubist shards

Jonathan Jones

22, Mar, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Slashers, demons and head exploders: why horror revels in modern architecture
In the 1920s, the traditional haunted house died a death – as home design became all clean lines and bright spaces. But directors soon turned these dirt-free abodes into eerie, alienating terrifying places

Owen Hatherley

07, Dec, 2022 @11:35 AM

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What happened to the cockney riviera? The botched regeneration of brutalist utopia Thamesmead
The waterside new town on the outskirts of London was marvelled at in the 60s and used as the setting for A Clockwork Orange. But as decades passed it fell into neglect and now the developers are moving in

Oliver Wainwright

30, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Making Modernism review – four female trailblazers up close and personal
Intimate and exquisite revelations from Paula Modersohn-Becker, Käthe Kollwitz, Gabriele Münter and Marianne Werefkin are constrained by gallery space

Laura Cumming

13, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Architect Moshe Safdie: ‘I was antagonistic to postmodernism – and I paid a price’
From his 60s utopian housing development to infinity pools in the sky, the Israeli-Canadian architect has always designed larger-than-life buildings. Now 84, he has written a memoir about the obsessional energy that still fuels his career

Rowan Moore

23, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Art pioneer Kurt Schwitters’ Lake District retreat to be sold for development
Followers of the German modernist give up hopes of preserving his working studio, the Merz Barn after funding cut

Vanessa Thorpe

16, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘If the Ringway goes, I’m leaving’ – the fight to save Birmingham’s brutiful masterpieces
When Clint Eastwood posed by the glorious Ringway in the 1960s, the city boasted superb buildings aplenty. As yet more face the wrecking ball, we meet the people hitting back

Oliver Wainwright

12, Sep, 2022 @1:54 PM

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Winold Reiss: the ‘immigrant modernist’ who changed American art
An exhibition at the New-York Historical Society looks back at the German artist’s often undervalued influence on early 20th-century art

Veronica Esposito

05, Jul, 2022 @3:35 PM

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‘It’s so joyful and full of promise’: a modernism exhibition aims for hope
At a new exhibition at the Whitney in New York, a look back at early 20th-century modernist art offers optimism and also a rare diversity

Veronica Esposito

24, May, 2022 @7:01 AM

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TS Eliot’s The Waste Land issues weather warning for our times
A century on, modernist poem’s visions of a desiccated landscape still resonate today

David Hambling

16, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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12 destinations marking the arrival of modernist Britain
In the centennial year of modernism, we visit visionary places where artists, engineers and architects imagined the future

Chris Moss

06, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Eyesores or treasures? Modernist buildings still divide communities | Letters
Letters: The best 20th-century architecture deserves gentle conservation, writes Catherine Croft, while Garth Groombridge says modernism failed to understand how people want to live. Plus a letter from Bob Caldwell


04, Apr, 2022 @4:34 PM

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