Works from the Museum Collection
3 August 1952
THE MODERNIST MOVEMENT IS DEAD'; Success and Conformity, Says Spender, Has Stripped It of Its Vital Spontaneity The Modernist Movement Is Dead'
By Stephen SPENDER
" IL faut etre absolument moderne," wrote Rimbaud; and this was the order of the day given by a general to an army of writers, artists and composers for perhaps fifty years. There were the poems of Apollinaire about a Paris of slums, bars, the Eiffel Tower and airplanes, and journeys to other cities.
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