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The usage of new materials such as iron, steel, concrete and glass is ascribed an important place in modern architecture, with the Crystal Palace of 1851 considered as its first large scale use.
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The usage of new materials such as iron, steel, concrete and glass is ascribed an important place in modern architecture, with the Crystal Palace of 1851 considered as its first large scale use.

"That is why, while conspicuously absent from the world of pagan antiquity, the idea of modernity was born during the Christian Middle Ages." --Five Faces of Modernity (1987) Matei Calinescu

"Modern architecture died in St. Louis, Missouri on July 15, 1972 at 3:32 pm when the infamous Pruitt–Igoe scheme, or rather several of its slab blocks, were given the final coup de grâce by dynamite."--The Language of Post-Modern Architecture (1977) by Charles Jencks
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"Modern architecture died in St. Louis, Missouri on July 15, 1972 at 3:32 pm when the infamous Pruitt–Igoe scheme, or rather several of its slab blocks, were given the final coup de grâce by dynamite."--The Language of Post-Modern Architecture (1977) by Charles Jencks

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Modern generally means something that is "up-to-date", "new", or from the present time. The term was invented in the early 16th century to describe recent trends. The word is derived from the Latin modus.

It may refer to:

in history
in philosophy and sociology
  • Modernity, a loosely defined concept delineating a number of societal, economic and ideological features that contrast with "pre-modern" times or societies
in art

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