Mediterranean Modernism

Intercultural Exchange and Aesthetic Development

  • Adam J. Goldwyn
  • Renée M. Silverman

Part of the Mediterranean Perspectives book series (MEPERS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Personal Reflections on the Multi-Cultural Mediterranean

  3. Communal Reflections of the Postcolonial Mediterranean

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 363-373

About this book


This book explores how Modernist movements all across the Mediterranean basin differed from those of other regions. The chapters show how the political and economic turmoil of a period marked by world war, revolution, decolonization, nationalism, and the rapid advance of new technologies compelled artists, writers, and other intellectuals to create a new hybrid Mediterranean Modernist aesthetic which sought to balance the tensions between local and foreign, tradition and innovation, and colonial and postcolonial.                                                          


Mediterranean Modernism Avant-Garde Postcolonialism Cosmopolitanism Iberian Peninsula North Africa Balkans

Editors and affiliations

  • Adam J. Goldwyn
    • 1
  • Renée M. Silverman
    • 2
  1. 1.North Dakota State University FargoUSA
  2. 2.Florida International University MiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-58927-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-58656-8
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