Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A modern.
- n. One who admires or prefers that which is modern; especially, an advocate of modern learning, or of the study of modern languages, in preference to the ancient.
- n. One who holds modern views; specifically, a Roman Catholic who holds the views (modernism) condemned by Pius X. in his encyclical issued in 1907.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who admires the moderns, or their ways and fashions.
- n. An advocate of the teaching of modern subjects, as modern languages, in preference to the ancient classics.
- n. an artist who makes a deliberate break with previous styles
“He said he also just wrote a 7,000-word essay for the journal Gastronomica explaining his use of the term "modernist.”
“Nonetheless, The Secular City was popular in modernist Christian circles, until they moved on to the next demi-prophet”
“But his most influential was to transform the way people looked at jazz, to transform the genre into a true modern art with all the complexities that can be found in modernist theater and painting.”
“The painting is the inaugural work of an outstanding exhibition at Berlin's German Historical Museum called "Cassandra: Visions of Catastrophe 1914-1945," which documents an uncanny prophetic streak in German modernist art.”
“It will surprise no one to learn that the New-Critical approach to poetry that still dominates our classroom practice enshrines certain modernist preferences as general laws.”
“Such efforts at synthesis were paralleled by two other thrusts in Italian modernist circles.”
“The name modernist then will be appropriate only when there is question of opposition to the certain teaching of ecclesiastical authority through a spirit of innovation.”
“He referred to the modernist Californian house in a desert landscape by the architect Richard Neutra - and to Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack crooning inside the strict lines of the raw space.”
“But no, I’m trying to keep up with the plant world’s latest while also going through a crash course in modernist architecture …”
“The series introduced in 1995 by Jorg Zintzmeyer features not statements but artists, including Alberto Giacometti, Arthur Honegger, and, on the 10 Franc note, Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as the modernist architect Le Corbusier.”
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