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Studio 360

The Revolution Has Been Digitized

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Modernism as we know it wouldn't have existed without these "little magazines," which used stylish design and typography to bring avant-garde to the people.
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WNYC News

Art Inspired by Modernist Buildings and Unfinished Houses

Sunday, May 04, 2014

A new art exhibit at the Bronx Museum looks at how modernist architecture changed Latin America.

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WNYC News

The Art Hitler Hated — and Loved

Friday, March 14, 2014

A show at Neue Galerie looks at works labeled “degenerate” by Nazis, alongside ones they admired.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Modern Music and the Rush to the Exits

Monday, February 17, 2014

From the February, 1943 WQXR Program Guide:

Prof. Moore as head of the Music Department of Columbia University is not only famous as an educator but also well known as a composer and writer. He is the composer of "The Devil and Daniel Webster" and as the author of "From Madrigal to Modern Music," is particularly well qualified to write on this subject.

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Fishko Files

Culture Shock 1913

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

What a year was 1913! In an exhibition in a New York Armory, Cubism and abstraction were revealed to the American public for the first time. In Vienna, audience members at a concert of atonal music by Schoenberg and others broke out into a near-riot. And in Paris, Stravinsky and Nijinsky’s new ballet The Rite of Spring burst on stage with famously inflammatory results.

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The Greene Space

Take a Look Back at the Landmark Cultural Year of 1913 with Sara Fishko

Thursday, November 15, 2012

As 2013 approaches, join us for a look back at the landmark cultural year of 1913 – when shock was the norm. See the images and hear the sounds of Modernism in this sneak preview of a new radio special produced and hosted by WNYC’s Sara Fishko

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Fishko Files

Visit the Culture Shock 1913 Tumblr

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Culture Shock 1913 has a Tumblr with 1913-related tidbits. Take a look!

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Fishko Files

Culture Shock 1913: Podcast Series

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Listen to our 1913 podcast series!

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

A Hero, Removed: A. E. Hotchner on Hemingway's Role as "Emissary of Other Men's Dreams"

Friday, October 19, 2012

WNYC

A.E. Hotchner, a friend of Ernest Hemingway during the last 14 years of the writer's life, reminisces about their relationship in this Books and Authors Luncheon appearance promoting his memoir, Papa Hemingway (1966). 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Faith & Freedom

Monday, June 20, 2011

Irshad Manji, author of the book Allah, Liberty and Love: The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom, talks about her ongoing efforts to "modernize" Islam from within.

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Spinning on Air

Mid-Century Modern Music

Sunday, April 17, 2011

In the mid-20th Century, modernist influences on the fields of architecture, and furniture, graphic, and industrial design resulted in chairs, films, and homes that combined innovation, practicality, and beauty. What is the musical equivalent of mid-century modern design? David Garland finds some examples.

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Gallerina

At the Queens Museum: Luis Márquez In the World of Tomorrow

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

WNYC

In a curious exhibit at the Queens Museum of Art, curators Itala Schmelz and Ernesto Peñaloza of the National Automomous University in Mexico City have put together a highly intriguing visual chronicle of the 1939 World's Fair (and New York) as seen through the lens of one of Mexico's more unusual lensmen: Luis Márquez.

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Studio 360

Does Size Matter?

Saturday, March 26, 2005

In the middle of the last century, almost all the important painters were working big. Canvasses grew too big for even some of the rich patrons’ walls. Matt Holzman of KCRW tried to find out why, and how, modern painters went monumental.

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Studio 360

Terminal Five

Saturday, March 12, 2005

You might know the Jetsons-like curvy concrete and glass structure of TWA’s Terminal 5 at JFK from the movie Catch Me If You Can. When the abandoned terminal was recently declared a landmark building, Kurt Andersen and architecture critic Alastair Gordon took a trip to the airport ...

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Simon Schama

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Kurt Andersen and historian Simon Schama talk about the explosive year of 1848 and the birth of modern culture.

Simon Schama is University Professor at Columbia University. He is a writer/presenter of documentaries for BBC Television and his books include Landscape and Memory, The Citizens, and the History of Britain.

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