Vassiliki Kolocotroni (Lecturer in English, University of Glasgow)
From Bauhaus to Dada, from Virginia Woolf to John Dos Passos, the modernist movement revolutionized the way one perceives, portrays and participates in the world. This anthology is a comprehensive documentary resource for the study of modernism, bringing together 150 essays, articles, manifestos and other writings of the political and aesthetic avant garde between 1840 and 1950. The editors cover a range of modernist thinking. Included are Gustave Flaubert, Ezra Pound and James Joyce, as well as a representation from the sciences, politics, philosophy and the arts, including Charles Darwin, W.E.B. Du Bois and Adolf Hitler. Also featured are manifestos from many modernist movements, among them futurism, cubism, Dada, surrealism and anarchism.