Inventing Modern

Growing up with X-Rays, Skyscrapers, and Tailfins
Author(s): 
Lienhard, John H.
ISBN: 
0195189515
Date published: 
May 2005
Paperback
Price: 
£11.99

In this book, Lienhard elucidates, from a de facto postmodern perspective, what unique ideas and developments explain the profound watershed transition, around 1900 or 1906, to a new and different era, the 'Modern' era which persisted into the 1950's. He explores the cultural history of the first half of the twentieth century, showing the impact of technological and scientific developments on the culture at large.