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A state in which irony becomes existentially externalized; usually through the introduction of new technology which is a skeuomorph of prior technology e.g. factories replacing farms in the era of late 1880's industrialization.
Modernism shifted parody from the literary to the existential; and heavily foreboded the existential self-parody of postmodernism.
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by sandrashine October 25, 2017
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A massive dump that takes 10 to 15 times to flush.
After Thanksgiving, I had to Take a Trump.
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It is an over theorised term used to describe a very old fashioned art movement.
I occured from around 1850 to 1950. Impressionism, cubism, fauvism, and realism are examples of modernism.
Modernism was replaced by postmodernism - Which one can not even talk about in a dictionary.
I still don't understand what exactly "modernism" means - it happened over a hundred years ago.
by hildegard January 22, 2008
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