Last week we had a lecture with Simon and he explained to us Modernism and Post-Modernism. Before the 18th century most things happened and existed for the glorification of religion this changed during the age of the renaissance, when people started to celebrate science instead of religion. This sudden change known as the “enlightenment” was the beginning of modernism.
Modernism is about logic, order, simplicity and the celebration of “the machine”.
It was the thought that great ideas come from individuals, or “the author” whereas post-modernism celebrates the death of the author and believes that all ideas come from creative communities and have no clear beginning, like a rhizome it has no beginning and no end.