Modern vs. Contemporary
Architecture & Interiors
thought I would throw some commentary on:
What is the definition of MODERN vs the definition of
MODERN: from the dictionary:
Characteristic or expressive of
recent times or the present; contemporary or up-to-date: a modern lifestyle; a
modern way of thinking.
One who lives in modern
So…by definition, anything that is of current time, is modern.
So isn’t everything contemporary then modern because it is of "modern
time"…aka "now"? Well, no, not really…because just because it is "new",
doesn’t mean that it is "modern".
by some as "modern" and new design is considered "contemporary"?
CONTEMPORARY: from the dictionary:
1. Belonging to the same period of
time: a fact documented by two contemporary sources.
2. Of about the same
3. Current; modern
Now I am confused…"modern" is listed under
"Contemporary" and "contemporary" is listed under "Modern".
different. That term often refers to the movement from traditional forms within
the art, design, architecture and literature during the 20th century.
phrase that refers to any contemporary design that is moving away from
traditional forms of design? If that is the case, when does the old guard
of "Modern" become more stale and traditional and the new designers of current
times become more "Modern" based on the definition?
defining the innovative design from the past and "Modern" which refers to
"Contemporary Modern" design of now (and the future).