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modernism

(Encyclopedia) modernism, in religion, a general movement in the late 19th and 20th cent. that tried to reconcile historical Christianity with the findings of modern science and…

modern architecture

(Encyclopedia) modern architecture, new architectural style that emerged in many Western countries in the decade after World War I. It was based on the rational use of modern…

modern dance

(Encyclopedia) modern dance, serious theatrical dance forms that are distinct from both ballet and the show dancing of the musical comedy or variety stage. The…

modern art

(Encyclopedia) modern art, art created from the 19th cent. to the mid-20th cent. by artists who veered away from the traditional concepts and techniques of painting, sculpture, and…

Museum of Modern Art

(Encyclopedia) Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, established and incorporated in 1929. It is privately supported. Alfred H. Barr , Jr., was its first director. Operating…

Greek literature, modern

(Encyclopedia) Greek literature, modern, literature written in Greek in the modern era, primarily beginning during the period of rebellion against the rule of the Ottoman Empire…

Sites of the Modern Olympic Games (Table)

(Encyclopedia) Sites of the Modern Olympic GamesSummer GamesYearSite1896Athens, Greece1900Paris, France1904St. Louis, Mo.1908London, England1912Stockholm, Sweden1920Antwerp, Belgium1924Paris,…

Modern Verse

ContentsThe Little Book of Modern VerseForewordLord of my Heart's Elation (Bliss Carman)Gloucester Moors (William Vaughn Moody)On a Subway Express (Chester Firkins)The Automobile (Percy MacKaye)The…

Modern Pentathlon

First Olympic Appearance: 1912 (men); 2000 (women) by Mike Morrison and Mark Zurlo Did You Know? American George Patton (yes, that George Patton) was a strong challenger for the modern…