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Modernism: new for new's sake

Contrast: tradition

I'm devoted to the principle of originality. Not originality in the agnostic sense, but originality in the sense of doing something which it is necessary to do. Now obviously, the things which it is necessary to do are not the things that have been done, but the ones that have not yet been done...; that is to say if I have done something, then I consider it my business not to do that but to find what must be done next John Cage [italics added.]

Art means new

There is no great work of art which does not convey a new message to humanity; there is no great artist who fails in this respect. This is the code of honor of all the great in art, and consequently in all great works of the great we will find that newness which never perishes, whether it be of Josquin des Pres, of Bach or Haydn, or of any other great master. Because: Art means New Art -- Arnold Schoenberg


The deliberate departure from tradition and the use of innovative forms of expression that distinguish many styles in the arts and literature of the 20th century. Ends when postmodernism starts. [...]

Make It New: Essays (1935) - Ezra Pound

Make It New: Essays (1935) - Ezra Pound [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezra_Pound [Sept 2005]

See also: new - modernism - 1935

The Tradition of the New (1959) - Harold Rosenberg

The Tradition of the New (1959) - Harold Rosenberg [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

See also: Harold Rosenberg

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