modernist modernist  /ˈmɑ dər nəst/


  • (n) an artist who makes a deliberate break with previous styles


  1. Ironically, Ban may be closer to the old modernist ideals than many who build today in glass and steel.
  2. Paradoxically enough, Miss Margaret Bondfield, Britain's first female Cabinet minister, is no modernist.
  3. Ramadan's fans insist that his modernist message is genuine.


  1. Home Designed by A. Quincy Jones Lists for $12 Million

    Michael LaFetra, the Modernist devotee who has restored and sold more than 15 midcentury architectural homes in the Los Angeles area, has listed an A. Quincy Jones-designed home in Beverly Hills for just under $12 million.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs

  2. WXXI’s web-first series on sculpture project captures drama of artistic process

    For the first time, Rochester’s WXXI has premiered a series on the Internet. Paley on Park Avenue: New York City follows modernist metal sculptor Albert Paley as he creates 13 original works of art.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Current (Public Broadcasting)

  3. Construction Watch: Last January, A-list actress Jennifer Aniston...

    Last January, A-list actress Jennifer Aniston paid $21M for an 8,500-square-foot Bel-Air spread designed by L.A. modernist A. Quincy Jones. Now, more than year later, Aniston is waist-deep in renovations, including the addition of a chicken coop, wooden deck, carport,...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Curbed


  1. "We want to focus on the Swedish aspect, build that up again. I see Saab as having its own niche as a post modernist, sporty, comfort car with an environmental aspect," von Koenigsegg said.
    on Jun 16, 2009 By: Christian von Koenigsegg Source: AFP

  2. "I have so much respect for Faulkner," Pamuk told the AP on Thursday. "What Faulkner did was to combine complicated history with modernist literature, experimental literature, with an art that is authentic and new and daring. I have also...
    on Oct 12, 2006 By: Orhan Pamuk Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Coxon described the plans as "a mediocre, hideous, layman's, modernist piece of crap," adding: "What's going to be in it? More Starbucks coffee houses and Carphone Warehouses? It should be full of tailors, shoemakers, guitar-makers,...
    on Sep 22, 2007 By: Graham Coxon Source: Independent

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