Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only

Title Being modern : the cultural impact of science in the early twentieth century / edited by Robert Bud, Paul Greenhalgh, Frank James, Morag Shiach.

Publication Info. London : UCL Press, 2018.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xx, 417 pages) : illustrations (some color)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Intro; Title; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Illustrations; Contributors; Being Modern: Introduction; Section 1: Science, Modernity and Culture; 1 Multiple Modernisms in Concert: The Sciences, Technology and Culture in Vienna Around 1900; 2 The Cinematic Sound of Industrial Modernity: First Notes; 3 Woolf's Atom, Eliot's Catalyst and Richardson's Waves of Light: Science and Modernism in 1919; 4 T.S. Eliot: Modernist Literature, Disciplines and the Systematic Pursuit of Knowledge; Section 2: Tensions Over Science
5 Modernity and the Ambivalent Significance of Applied Science: Motors, Wireless, Telephones and Poison Gas6 'The Springtime of Science': Modernity and the Future and Past of Science; 7 'Come on You Demented Modernists, Let's Hear from You': Science Fans as Literary Critics in the 1930s; Section 3: Mathematics and Physics; 8 Modern by Numbers: Modern Mathematics as a Model for Literary Modernism; 9 Sculpture in the Belle Epoque: Mathematics, Art and Apparitions in School and Gallery; 10 Architecture, Science and Purity
11 A Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Ham: Wireless, Modernity and Interwar Nuclear Physics12 Whose Modernism, Whose Speed? Designing Mobility for the Future, 1880s-1945; Section 4: Life, Biology and the Organicist Metaphor; 13 Ludwig Koch's Birdsong on Wartime BBC Radio: Knowledge, Citizenship and Solace; 14 'More Modern Than the Moderns': Performing Cultural Evolution in the Kibbo Kift Kindred; 15 Organicism and the Modern World: from A.N. Whitehead to Wyndham Lewis and D.H. Lawrence; 16 Liquid Crystal as Chemical Form and Model of Thinking in Alfred Döblin's Modernist Science
17 'I am Attracted to the Natural Order of Things': Le Corbusier's Rejection of the MachineEpilogue: Science After Modernity; Select Bibliography; Index; Copyright
Summary In the early decades of the twentieth century, engagement with science was commonly used as an emblem of modernity. This phenomenon is now attracting increasing attention in different historical specialties. Being Modern explores engagement with science across culture from the end of the nineteenth century to approximately 1940.
Subject Science -- History -- 20th century.
Science and civilization.
Science -- Social aspects.
Science. (OCoLC)fst01108176
Science and civilization. (OCoLC)fst01108517
Science -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01108360
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Bud, Robert, editor.
Greenhalgh, Paul, editor.
James, Frank, editor.
Shiach, Morag, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Being modern. London : UCL Press, 2018 1787353958 (OCoLC)1039345023
ISBN 9781787353930 (electronic bk.)
1787353931 (electronic bk.)

Available items only