Quote Originally Posted by copake_ham
The 1920's and '30's were times of social forment - so it is not surprising that there was a flowering of new forms artistic endeavors.
It's interesting to note that there was a revolution, a "loss of control" in some of the sciences as well: Quantum Mechanics in physics, distressing the older scientists (Einstein's comment that he didn't believe "God rolled dice"), the amazing incompleteness theorems of Goedel, spelling the end of the deterministic Hilbert program for mathematics.