Wednesday, October 21, 2009

In Defence of Modernism, Properly Defined

The other day NPR did a great piece on how often the word "Modern" is misapplied in the world of reality television shows.

"Modern bespeaks the early-20th century interest in a certain kind of pared-down aesthetic...It does not mean a tiki bar put together for $100 on the HGTV show Design Star, says modernism expert Douglas Mao, chair of the English department of Johns Hopkins University. "

NPR Story (Audio)

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