The Modernist Magazine - Issue 50 - North

The Modernist Magazine - Issue 50 - North

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The ‘north’ is subjective.

the modernist is produced out of Manchester and, as such, we consider ourselves to be northerners. However, to our Scottish cousins this is nonsense: to them we are mere soft, southern Jessies.

As such, perhaps it’s best not to get too hung-up on geographical perceptions of what is or isn’t northern, and instead settle upon the maxim that ‘the north’ is a feeling.

In this issue of the modernist we travel the globe, largely within the northern hemisphere. Scotland features heavily, with articles about locally-based artists Eduardo Paolozzi and Charles Anderson, the textile designer Bernat Klein, the tower-blocks of Aberdeen, and models of the North Sea oil rigs.

Further afield, Phil Griffin takes us to one of the world’s most northerly inhabited places on earth, Barrow in Alaska, whilst Mantra Mukim couldn’t be much further away, climate-wise, with his look at the planned suburbs of Delhi, India.

We also couldn’t avoid an article about our hometown, in which David Dunnico uses a famous photograph of Coronation Street character Ena Sharples to tell a story of post-war urban redevelopment and social housing that was played out in towns and cities all across the country.

As an (in)famous Salfordian once said: HIT THE NORTH!


Publisher: The Modernist Society

Format: Paperback/Magazine

Pages: 60

ISSN: 2046-2905

Publication Date: Spring 2024