Wednesday, 3.11.09

Please do now in a blog post:

What is “modern”? What does the term mean? How do we define it?

Write a post in which you explain the meaning & applications of the term. Please provide examples of “modern” things to support your ideas.

Include an image with your post…

Some talking points that emerged were:

  • accessibility
  • taking something traditional and making it new
  • something from the present time
  • the new becomes tradition (this reminded me of the two snails in Why Man Creates: “Have you ever thought that radical ideas threaten institutions, and in turn reject radical ideas that threaten institutions?”
  • the new
  • modernism as a label

Considering how we have not addressed the concepts of modernism or postmodernism I’m pleased with the intuitive responses. We will now proceed to build a foundation that will allow our future responses to be informed responses.

I enjoyed how appreciative the students were when I handed out the books I bought for them – Postmodernism: A Graphic Guide to Cutting-Edge Thinking.

Frank Gehry : Hotel Marques de Riscal

Frank Gehry : Hotel Marques de Riscal


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