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2 The plot so far …

3 Marshall Bermann All That is Solid Melts into Air: The Experience of Modernity 1983 Modernisation: The processes of scientific, technological, industrial, economic and political innovation that also become urban, social and artistic in their impact

4 Marshall Bermann All That is Solid Melts into Air: The Experience of Modernity 1983 Modernity: The way that modernisation infiltrates everyday life and permeates sensibilities

5 Marshall Bermann All That is Solid Melts into Air: The Experience of Modernity 1983 Modernism: The wave of artistic movements that, from the early twentieth century onwards, in some way responded to, or presented, these changes

6 Lecture 2 Modernity and the Machine Age

7 Theo van Doesburg Since it is correct to say that culture [modernity] in its widest sense means independence of Nature, then we must not wonder that the machine stands in the forefront of our cultural will- to-style … The new possibilities of the machine have created an aesthetic expressive of our time, that I once called the Machine Aesthetic. Simultaneous Counter Composition 1929/30

8 The Machine Aesthetic 1910s/1920s: Purism in France DeStijl in Holland Suprematism / Productivism in Russia Constructivism at the Bauhaus (Germany) Precisionism in North America Futurism in Italy

9 Non-Geometrical abstract art ……versus Geometrical abstract art Expressionism Wassily Kandinsky, Two Ovals, 1919 Constructivism Piet Mondrian, Two Composition, 1929

10 Fernand L é ger The Machine Aesthetic I have more faith in it [the machine] than the longhaired gentleman with a floppy cravat intoxicated with his own personality and his own imagination Fernand Léger, Propellers, 1918

11 International Dada Fair, Berlin, 1920 Art is dead Long live Tatlins new machine art

12 Jacques Henri Lartigue Grand Prix France, 1912 Giacomo Balla Speed of an Automobile, 1913

13 Aleksandr Rodchenko Russia Mess Mend book series 1924 Kingi (books) Window Poster, 1925

14 Gino Severini, Machinery 1922 The method used for constructing a machine is similar to that for constructing a work of art Charles Sheeler, Ballet Mechanic, 1931

15 Machine Art exhibition at Museum of Modern Art in New York 1934 The beauty of machine art is in part the abstract beauty of straight lines and circles made into actual tangible surfaces and solids by means of lathes, rulers and squares

16 Lewis W Hine Mechanic and Steam Pump 1921

17 The Bauhaus Dessau 1925 Hans Roericht, Stacking service, 1959

18 Laszlo Moholy-Nagy Light Space Modulator

19 Mechanthropomorphism (hybrid of machine and human) Oskar Schlemmer - Triadic Ballet 1926

20 Mechanthropomorphism Francis Picabia, Parade Amoureuse, 1917 No age, I believe, has been more imbecile than ours

21 Mechanthropomorph as Mechanoid Monster? Jacob Epstein, Rock Drill,

22 Le Corbusier Cook House, Paris, 1926 A house has to fulfill two purposes. First it is a machine for living in, that is, a machine to provide us with efficient help for speed and accuracy in our work, a diligent and helpful machine which should satisfy all our physical needs: comfort. But it should also be a place conducive to meditation, and lastly, a beautiful place, bringing much needed tranquility to the mind. 1923

23 Le Corbusier Villa Savoye

24 Le Corbusier Unit é d Habitation, Marseilles,

25 Utopia / Dystopia Things to Come 1936 Things to Come William Cameron Menzies 1936

26 Fritz Lang Metropolis 1927

27 Fritz Lang Metropolis 1927

28 Utopia / Dystopia Charlie Chaplin, Modern Times, 1936

29 Mechanthropomorph to Cyborg Stanley Kubrick 2001 A Space Odyssey, 1969

30 The Machine Aesthetic The machine is as old as the wheel, the wings of Icarus or the Trojan horse. But it is only in our century that it has transcended its utilitarian functions and acquired a variety of meanings, esthetic and philosophical, which are only distantly related to its practical use. John Baur 1963


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