The Modernist Magazine 22 - Cover

The Modernist #22

Games

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Issue 22 of The Modernist magazine is all about games. Modernism is a serious business, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a day off once in a while. Rightly or wrongly, modernism is often criticised for taking itself too seriously and being too earnest. We disagree. This issue demonstrates... ​​Read More

Issue 22 of The Modernist magazine is all about games. Modernism is a serious business, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a day off once in a while. Rightly or wrongly, modernism is often criticised for taking itself too seriously and being too earnest. We disagree. This issue demonstrates that you don’t need to abandon your modernist principles in the quest for fun. We take a look at Galt Toys, who made toys and games which, in hindsight, seem too beautiful to be handed over to children. How dare children have all the fun. We look at an infamous film made by Orson Welles, a serious auteur who always had a twinkle in his eye. And we look at the 1936 Olympics, where any sense of fun was squeezed out by the ideology of its hosts. So relax. Roll the dice. Spin the wheel. Pick a card, and play the game.

Contents:

  • Peter Wyeth : reviews The New Space by Christopher Long
  • Mark Bannan : Wembley Stadium Remembering the Twin Towers
  • Jane McDevitt : Olympic Matchboxes
  • Joe Austin : Buckminster Fuller and the World Peace Game
  • Sarah Hyde : Games of the XI Olympiad
  • Matthew Steele : Das Bauhaus Schach Spiel
  • Eddy Rhead : Maximum Meaning Minimum Means
  • Angela Connelly : Urban Playgrounds
  • Peter Kapos : Play
  • Stephen Marland : Galt
  • Joshua Abbott : Making A Stand
  • Jason Wood : F for Fake

  • The Modernist is a quarterly printed publication about 20th century modernist architecture and design. Published  in the North of England and now spreading its tentacles across the world.

    17 x 24 cm
    Softcover
    54 pages
    Edition of 800
    March 2017
    English
    Out of Stock
    The Modernist is a quarterly printed publication about 20th century modernist architecture and design. Published  in the North of England and now spreading its tentacles across the world.