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Author Everdell, William R.

Title The first moderns : profiles in the origins of twentieth-century thought / William R. Everdell.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1998, c1997.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  B804 .E84 1998    Available  ---
 Moore Stacks  B804 .E84 1998 c.2  Available  ---
Edition Paperback edition, 1998.
Description xi, 501 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 423-461) and index.
Contents Introduction : What modernism is and what it probably isn't -- The century ends in Vienna : modernism's time lost, 1899 -- Georg Cantor, Richard Dedekind, and Gottlob Frege : what is a number, 1872-1883 -- Ludwig Boltzmann : statistical gases, entropy, and the direction of time, 1872-1877 -- Georges Seurat : divisionism, cloisonnism, and chronophotography, 1885 -- Whitman, Rimbaud, and Jules Laforgue : poems without meter, 1886 -- Santiago Ramón y Cajal : the atoms of brain, 1889 -- Valeriano Weyler y Nicolau : inventing the concentration camp, 1896 -- Sigmund Freud : time repressed and ever-present, 1899 -- The century begins in Paris : modernism on the verge, 1900 -- Hugo de Vries and Max Planck : the gene and the quantum, 1900 -- Bertrand Russell and Edmund Husserl : phenomenology, number, and the fall of logic, 1901 -- Edwin S. Porter : parts at sixteen per second, 1903 -- Meet me in Saint Louis : modernism comes to middle America, 1904 -- Albert Einstein : the space-time interval and the quantum of light, 1905 -- Pablo Picasso : seeing all sides, 1906-1907 -- August Strindberg : staging a broken dream, 1907 -- Arnold Schoenberg : music in no key, 1908 -- James Joyce : the novel goes to pieces, 1909-1910 -- Vassily Kandinsky : art with no object, 1911-1912 -- Annus mirabilis : Vienna, Paris, and St. Petersburg, 1913 -- Discontinuous epilogues : Heisenberg and Bohr, Gödel and Turing, Merce Cunningham and Michel Foucault.
Subject Thought and thinking -- History -- 20th century.
Modernism (Aesthetics)
Intellectual life -- History -- 20th century.
Science -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 0226224813 (pbk.)