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The Modernist Magazine

Modernist

Not as interesting as perhaps the title suggests, the Modernist Magazine is primarily about modernism in the design and architecture sense. Although the opening issue does contain a feature about mods too.

The magazine is the work of the Manchester Modernist Society, which organise events and talks around midcentury and modernist architecture and design. Now it is doing a magazine, which launches this month.


The 'mod' article is entitled Mods or Modernists, with Stephen Hale asking how 'modern' the original mods were. On top of that, there's a foreword by Jonathan Meades, a photo essay on Oscar Niemeyer's Brazil, a look at Esperanto, a feature on logos past, a piece on Manchester city centre, a glimpse at the 1965 plan for Liverpool city centre and more. There's also some news and reviews thrown in.

Like I said, not mod, but some mod interest both specifically and generally, especially if you are a 'native' of the north of England. There's a magazine launch part on June 23rd or you can pre-order the magazine now at the website.

The Modernist Magazine website

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