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Subject: When did the 'modern era' start?

Written By: Ryan112390 on 05/25/11 at 4:56 am

Around when would you say 'modern times' started? For example, what decade would you say is so far removed from our own--technologically, socially, culturally, etc--that it could be considered "pre modern"?


Subject: Re: When did the 'modern era' start?

Written By: yelimsexa on 05/25/11 at 7:17 am

It depends on the discipline. In World History, generally with the Industrial Revolution/Enlightment c. 1760. In US History, generally after WWII. In architecture, during the 1920s. For painting and sculpture, around the 1890s. For symphonic/classical music, around 1900 with the end of the Romantic era. Then there is the notion of being "postmodern" where development has peaked and is sort of recapitulating the past through nostalgia, minimalism, etc. Some say that happened as early as around the end of WWII, many say the mid-1960s, and some say that were still in modernity.

Subject: Re: When did the 'modern era' start?

Written By: joeman on 05/25/11 at 8:49 am


Around when would you say 'modern times' started? For example, what decade would you say is so far removed from our own--technologically, socially, culturally, etc--that it could be considered "pre modern"?




1985.

Subject: Re: When did the 'modern era' start?

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 05/25/11 at 11:22 am

1967.

Subject: Re: When did the 'modern era' start?

Written By: whistledog on 05/26/11 at 12:29 am

458 B.C.

Subject: Re: When did the 'modern era' start?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/11 at 1:17 am

1756

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