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Benjamin H.D. Buchloh / T.J. Clark / Hollis Clayson / Thomas Crow / Nicole Dubreuil-Blondin / Clement Greenberg / Serge Guilbaut / Henri Lefebvre / Marcelin Pleynet / Allan Sekula / David Solkin / Paul Hayes Tucker / John Wilson Foster
Softcover, 295 pages, 43 bw, 6 x 9"
Publication Date: September 2004
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Modernism and Modernity: The Vancouver Conference Papers edited by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Serge Guilbaut and David Solkin, was originally published as the proceedings from a conference held in Vancouver, B.C., in 1983. With papers by Buchloh, T.J. Clark, Hollis Clayson, Thomas Crow, Nicole Dubreuil-Blondin, Clement Greenberg, Henri Lefebvre, Marcelin Pleynet, Allan Sekula, Paul Hayes Tucker and John Wilson Foster, this publication constitutes a major contribution to the rethinking of the history and debates concerning modernism and modernity. The Modernism and Modernity papers challenged both the orthodoxies of Greenberg in modernism and the reductive view of modernism then taking shape within the emerging doctrine of postmodernism. A guest at the conference, Greenberg presented a paper defending the modernist theories of the postwar period, which he was instrumental in developing at the time.