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.
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.
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