Charting the interval that extends from the 1860s to the Forties, this quantity bargains clean views on Aestheticism and Modernism. by way of acknowledging that either pursuits had a keenness for the ‘new’, it is going past the alleged divide among Modernism and its predecessors. instead of analyzing the modernist credo, ‘Make it New!’, as a wish to break free from the earlier, the authors of this e-book recommend interpreting it as a continuation and a reappropriation of the spirit of the ‘New’ that characterizes Aestheticism. Basing their arguments on fresh reassessments of Aestheticism and Modernism and their articulation, individuals soak up the problem of interrogating the connections, continuities, and intersections among the 2 activities, therefore revealing the operating methods of cultural and aesthetic switch on the way to re-evaluate the price of the recent for every. getting to recognized writers similar to Waugh, Woolf, Richardson, Eliot, Pound, Ford, Symons, Wilde, and Hopkins, in addition to to hitherto overlooked figures comparable to Lucas Malet, L.S. Gibbon, Leonard Woolf, or George Egerton, they revise assumptions approximately Aestheticism and Modernism and their very definitions. This assortment brings jointly overseas students focusing on Aestheticism or Modernism who push their analyses past their strict interval of craftsmanship and take either hobbies under consideration via interesting ways that borrow from aesthetics, philosophy, or economics. the amount proposes a corrective to the normal narratives of the historical past of Aestheticism and Modernism, revitalizing definitions of those pursuits and revealing new instructions in aestheticist and modernist reviews.