Tagged: modernism


15-minute video on translating surrealism

In this video, Alan Bernheimer responds to questions about his translation of Philippe Soupault’s Lost Profiles: A Memoir of Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism, which was published in November by City Lights. The book is a retrospective of a crucial period in modernism, written by a co-founder of the Surrealist movement. The...


Discussing Stevens online

I’m pleased to announce that a Wallace Stevens discussion group has just formed in ModPo—moderated by Sanjeev Naik. Click HERE to go directly to the discussion. If you are not enrolled in ModPo yet (it’s free), click HERE to enroll.


Louis Kahn’s influence on the new Barnes

The first time I visited the new Barnes Museum building along Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, I was struck by the strong influence of Louis Kahn on the design, despite the opposite aesthetic entailed in the old Albert Barnes collection itself.