Milestones Of The Century

Human creativity has never been as diffuse nor as democratic as during the past century. The ever evolving fine-art forms have been joined by a host of new media--from cinema to radio and television and a wealth of computer-driven technologies--that have redefined the boundaries of art. And on the wings of these same technologies, the arts have come both to reach and to reflect more people on the planet than at any time in history.

1900 Dancer Isadora Duncan gives her first European performance, in London

1903 Henry James' The Ambassadors is published

1904 William Butler Yeats and John Millington Synge...

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