Being Modern

The Cultural Impact of Science in the Early Twentieth Century

Edited by Robert Bud, Paul Greenhalgh, Frank James, and Morag Shiach

Being Modern

Edited by Robert Bud, Paul Greenhalgh, Frank James, and Morag Shiach

Distributed for UCL Press

454 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Paper $50.00 ISBN: 9781787353947 Published November 2019 For sale in North America only
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9781787353954 Published March 2019 For sale in North America only
In the early decades of the twentieth century, engagement with science was commonly used as an emblem of modernity. This phenomenon is now attracting increased attention in different historical specialties. Being Modern builds on this recent interest to explore engagements with science across culture from the end of the nineteenth century to approximately 1940. Addressing the breadth of cultural forms in Britain and the western world from the architecture of Le Corbusier to working class British science fiction, Being Modern paints a rich picture. Seventeen distinguished contributors from a range of fields, including the history of science and technology, art, architecture, and English culture and literature examine the issues involved. The book will be a valuable resource for further examination of culture as an interconnected web of which science was a critical part.
 
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