| Use historical photographs of your community
to compare the past with the present. Look at an older picture of
a main street in your town and compare it with how the street looks
today. Take photographs to document the ways your town has changed.
Zwingle, Erla. "A Life of Her Own."
Sundell, Michael G. Berenice Abbott: Documentary Photographs
if the 1930s. The New Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1980
Abbott, Berenice. Changing New York. New York: Dutton,
1939 (printed as New York in the Thirties. New York: Dover,
modern, modernism--In art
history, this term refers to the philosophies of art made in Europe
and the United States during a period roughly from the 1860s through
the 1970s when certain artists began to take radical steps away
from traditional art in order to be deliberately different from
the dominant, official taste. Modern art or modernism is characterized
by changing attitudes about art, an interest in contemporary events
as subjects, personal artistic expression, and freedom from realism.
Modernism can be seen as artists' attempts to come to terms with
the urban, industrial and secular society that emerged during the
19th century in Western society.
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