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What we’ve enjoyed this month – March 2017

Here’s a round up of just some of the exciting news in modernist studies right now.

African Modernism

New Yorkers, do make sure to visit this exhibition on African modernist architecture.

Oh, Ezra

Read this review of Daniel Swift’s new book on Ezra Pound. Here’s one at the Guardian too.


Enjoy this obituary of the marvellous Frank Delaney, the creator of a wonderful series of podcasts about Joyce’s Ulysses.

And a reminder…

The Vanessa Bell exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery is now open!


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What we’ve enjoyed this week

Your weekly round-up of the best modernist (and modernish) links from around the web, chosen by the editors of The Modernist Review.

We’ve enjoyed…

“A Room of One’s Own” for Today’s Artists
An NYC exhibition tracing Woolf’s legacy on contemporary artists.

African Modernism
William Harris in Review 31 discussing architecture, colonialism, and modernism.

Vanessa Bell to break free from Bloomsbury group in Dulwich show
Exciting news – Bell will have her own show at the gallery next year. Kudos to the gallery for another female artist exhibition: it’s currently showing the work of Winifred Knights.

Shock of the New: Los Angeles vs. Modernism
How was modernism received and enacted in the city, described in 1950 as “vulgar, extroverted, spontaneous, energetic, proudly unsophisticated – Los Angeles discouraged a civilized sense of art historical continuities.”

A Cherokee Fashion Designer Who Mixed Native Modernism with Midcentury Trends
Profile of Lloyd “Kiva” New and his career as a fashion and textile designer.

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