AWay with Words – Quotes about Modernism.

By Modernism, I mean the positive rejection of the past and the blind belief in the process of change; in novelty for its own sake; in the idea that progress through time equates with cultural progress; in the cult of individuality, originality and self-expression.                          – Dan Cruickshank

Parker Palm Springs Hotel Lobby
Parker Palm Springs Hotel Lobby

Don’t bother about being modern. Unfortunately it is the one thing that, whatever you do, you cannot avoid.               – Salvador Dali

Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable. – Charles Baudelaire

Post-Modernism was a  reaction against modernism.  It came quite early to music and literature and a little later to architecture.  And I think it’s still coming to computer science. – Larry Wall

“The modern artist is working with space and time and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.” – Jackson Pollock

Parker Palm Springs Lobby
Parker Palm Springs Hotel Lobby

“The pure modernist is merely a snob; he cannot bear to be a month behind the fashion.”- G.K. Chesterton,  All Things Considered

“In his own way the modernist becomes as irrelevant as the fundamentalist. The fundamentalist has something to say to his world, but he has lost the ability to say it. The modernist knows how to speak to his age, but he has nothing to say.” ―  William E. Hordern

Great Mailbox
Great Modern Mailbox