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    Modernism and Postmodernism are both two important eras in design. Postmodernism takes a lot of concepts from the modernism era. Both modernism and post modernism focus on Style, Social analysis, Cultural Context, Philosophy, Politics, Human experience, Machine aesthetics, and the constant transformation of the “New”. An interesting fact of the Modernism and Postmodernism is the use of the psychology and philosophy themes 1. Subjectivity 2.History 3. Culture and 4. Theoretically divers aesthetics

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    This paper outlines, argues and evaluates the key ideas used in debates about modernism and postmodernism. In order to understand and evaluate the key ideas the terms modernism and postmodernism had to be defined. I found much difficulty in finding a clear and concise definition of the two terms and so I researched and formed a train of thoughts into one definition. Modernism, beginning in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century within Europe and America, was a movement mainly pioneered

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    Of Precise Ambiguity A Consensus on Postmodernism C. Jencks, H. Klotz & W. Curtis Postmodernism is a universal movement, present in every art and discipline. In architecture, postmodernism is precise as well as ambiguous thereby in need of an explorative pursuit for a consensus of what is meant by the movement in this perspective - between the works of Charles Jencks, a primary theorist of this architectural turn; Heinrich Klotz, a leading architectural critic; and William Curtis, an architectural

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    Modernism and Postmodernism To begin with, to determine the meaning of postmodernism is possible only through the relationship with modernism. Modernism in modern science is understood as a kind of cultural consciousness, which is implemented in the artistic practice of symbolism, expressionism and acmeism. In the socio-historical context, it means the period of modernism in the development of culture from the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth century, that is, from Impressionism to a new novel and

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    The idea of postmodernism is one that is complex and unclear, with no one definition it is characterized by multiple ideologies, philosophies and beliefs. Postmodernism seeks to subvert and debunk the assumptions of a modern thought system. The term “postmodernism”, deals with the “collision of generally established truths, the liberation from all conformity and the freedom to experience as many ways of being as desired”(Firat&Venkatesh,1993, p.229)SUPERBOWEL. Postmodern marketing practices push

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    correctness and the removal of certainty and discernment, postmodernism has caused the deterioration of the western world and its values. The absolutes of pre-modernism and the traditional logic of modernism are tossed aside for postmodernism’s relative truth and feelings based logic. Paragraph one, reason one: “You do you” says postmodernist. “There is no absolute truth, truth is relative or subjective and is different for everyone. “ Postmodernism seeks to remove all absolutes so that the only absolute

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    into the fundamentally unique and directly opposed worlds of Modernism and Postmodernism, two time periods which lie beside each other and yet share almost no common ground. Modernism is based on rational thinking, logic, and the scientific process, aimed at creating a clear and rational view of the world while advocating the belief that there is much to learn from the past that could be beneficial to the present. Postmodernism, on the other hand, advocates the belief that there is no universal truth

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    Postmodernism started in the 20th century and it involved art, architecture, and literature. Postmodern philosophers believe that the world cannot be understood objectively nor there is an absolute truth. Moreover, they think that everyone perceives the world in his own way, there is no common grand between people in understanding the world or perceiving it. While Modern philosophers think the opposite: “We are able to comprehend reality because categories exist within our minds that actively generate

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    Hugvísindadeild Postmodernism and The Simpsons Intertextuality, Hyperreality and Critique of Metanarratives Ritgerð til B.A.-prófs Björn Erlingur Flóki Björnsson bjornfloki@gmail.com Kt. 110982-5779 Maí 2006 Abstract This essay offers a postmodernist reading of the popular television program The Simpsons, with special regard to the postmodern theories of intertexuality, hyperreality, and metanarratives. Before delving into The Simpsons, some major theoretical aspects of postmodernism in aesthetic

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    Born out of conflict, both modernism and postmodernism were movements that explored the pieces that two global wars had left behind. Modernism focused heavily on the rise of nationalism and capitalism as well as the exploration of individual identity. Some of the more notable literary figures to arise from this period were Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, and Wallace Stevens. Postmodernism, on the other hand, emphasized the rejection of metanarratives, healthy skepticism of universalisms, and the creation

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