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

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