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6 Pages Topic Notes Year: Pre-2021

This is a UNSW foundation Year Design steam notes. Overview of the design history of Modernism. Clear and good overview for the topic. •Definition Modernism is a general term that refers to the series of avant-garde styles* and movement of design throughout the late 19th and the 20th century (1880-1945). It was essentially a set of ideas, a vision of how the design world could transform human awareness and improve material condition. Modernism represents a healthy uncertainty and critical thinking towards ideas and traditional values. Besides, it is a type of position or attitude-one characterized by specific forms of response towards both modernization and modernity. Therefore, Modernism is a conceptual approach rather than a new kind of style.

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