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Global Modernism

This guide is intended as a starting place for researchers, pointing to tools, resources, and strategies for finding information related to global modernism, including art, architecture, literature, and more.

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Cover of the Fifth Edition of The Weary Blues by Langston Hughes, 1929

The cover for this edition was illustrated by Miguel Covarrubias. From the Smithsonian's online collections.

Black-and-white photograph of Hajima City Hall

Hajima City Hall Designed by Junzo Sakakura, 1959

Located in Gifu, Japan. From ARTstor's online collections.

Woodcut from a book of poems by Georg Heym

Poem Titled Alle Landschaften Haben by Georg Heym, 1924

Poem by Georg Heym titled Alle Landschaften Haben (All Landscapes Have) on page 14 of Georg Heym: Umbra Vitae (Georg Heym: The Shadow of Life). The book was designed by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and printed by Spamersche Buchdruckerei in Leipzig. From the National Gallery of Art's online collections.


Welcome to the UCLA Library Guide to researching global modernism. The guide focuses on the impact of modernist thought on architecture, art, and literature, largely in the late 19th and 20th centuries. It was created by Arts Library Student Research Assistant Olivia Lindsley.

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