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What we’ve enjoyed this week

After a glorious few days, London is suddenly grey and rainy. Here’s what we’re curling up with on the sofa.

Modernist architecture in the world’s most oppressive state?
Asmara, capital city of the famously repressive Eritrea, is making a bid for UNESCO world heritage status. The Economist investigates the colonial roots of its modernist architecture.

From the archives with RTÉ
If you’ve not yet checked out RTÉ’s Century Ireland website yet, it’s worth doing. We love this letter of recommendation for an architect who was part of the team to rebuild Dublin after the Easter Rising, but there’s plenty of material to dig through.

What’s going on with minimalism?
Fashion, food, furniture: it seems the revival of minimalist aesthetics is everywhere. But what happens when minimalism becomes a lifestyle?

Two takes on Georgia O’Keeffe
We loved the Tate Modern’s Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition, running until October 30.

Read a review over at the Financial Times, and then explore the work of Petra Collins, a young videographer who the Tate have invited to respond to O’Keeffe’s work for the exhibition.

Modernist Cultures: Modernism and Dance
The “Modernism and Dance” issue of Modernist Cultures is currently free to read over on the Edinburgh University Press website (we particularly enjoyed Michelle Clayton’s essay, “Modernism’s Moving Bodies”).

And finally. . .
. . . does anyone want to buy us this?

Every weekend: your weekly round-up of the best modernist (and modernish) links from around the web, chosen by the editors of The Modernist Review. Read them all here.

Seen something great on modernism? Drop a line to editors@themodernistreview.co.uk

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.

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…

Death by prefix? The paradoxical life of modernist studies
Everyone’s already talking – or tweeting – about it, but Gayle Rogers take on that perennial question, “what is modernism?”, for the LA Review of Books is a must-read.

Industrial Sublime: How New York City’s Bridges and Rivers Became a Muse of Modernism
Over at Brainpickings, Michelle Lego explores how a city inspired a generation.

Joanna Walsh at the Irish Times
On the Irish Times Books Podcast, Joanna Walsh talks about the experimental short story, women writers and erotica. Tell your boss it’s research and you can pretend it’s SFW.

How Dada fathered modernism
The New York Times‘ critics consider the legacy of Dada. Make a coffee, put on your best cone hat, and dive in.

Forget the Barbican – it’s all about Wandsworth
At Wallpaper, Caragh McKay unearths the forgotten modernism of a London housing estate.

The Ackroydon Estate, Wandsworth.

The Ackroydon Estate, Wandsworth. Photo: Municipal Dreams

Plus the post we want someone to write…

Discuss.

Seen something great on modernism? Drop a line to editors@themodernistreview.co.uk

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