Panel 8: Representing the Modern

Panel 8: Representing the Modern

Jean-Louis Marin-Lamellet
Scrambling for a cooperative future: The Arena magazine, reform discourses and the production of national identity (1889-1909)

From 1889 to 1909, Boston reformer Benjamin O. Flower edited one of the most unconventional magazines of Gilded Age America: The Arena. He wanted to moralize and modernize the United States (and even the world) by promoting economic, social, political and international cooperation. more…

Margaret Innes
Photo-History and radical print media’s national turn

The American pictorial ecosystem expanded dramatically in the late 1930s. On the one hand, there was the explosive debut of Life magazine in 1936, followed by the release of some 13 popular pictorials onto the national market in subsequent months. Critics noted this phenomenon with ambivalence, citing the pictorial format’s tendency toward reduction, pseudo-culture, and illiteracy. more…

Pedro Castelo
Nationalism and modernity: A cultural and intellectual debate in Portuguese architectural magazines of the mid-century

Drawing upon a survey of architectural periodicals produced in Portugal in the first half of the twentieth century, the paper explores the way in which the history of these periodicals is intimately related to architectural discourses, as well as to intellectual and artistic ideas of modernity and models of social and economical development. more…

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