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From Modernism to Postmodernism

Between Universal and Local

Edited By Gregor Pompe, Katarina Bogunović Hočevar and Nejc Sukljan

The book explores two radical changes of cultural and social paradigm that determined the World after 1945 – Modernism and Postmodernism. From the cataclysmic atmosphere emerged the second wave of Modernism. In art this attitude was manifested in the form of a radical break with the aesthetic and stylistic characteristics of prior generations. In architecture the International Style was born, meanwhile similar «universality» was also a characteristic of musical serialism.

From the beginning of the 1970s the wheels again began to turn in the other direction. The powerful destructive will of modernism increasingly waivered, and the period after modernism – postmodernism – began. The book answers questions related to the reasons for these turnarounds, their consequences and their implications.

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Gregor Pompe studied comparative literature, German language and musicology at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. He works as an Associate Professor at the Department of Musicology at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana. His scientific interest focuses on the problem of musical semantics, the history of opera and contemporary music.

Katarina Bogunovi´c Hocˇevar works as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Musicology at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. Her research interests include the history of 19th and first half of 20th century music, the history of Slovene music and the aesthetics of music.

Nejc Sukljan studied musicology and general history at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. He works as an Assistant at the Department of Musicology at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana.

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