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Noisy, violent and aggressive, Italian Futurism proclaimed the bankruptcy of an artistic culture that clung to the forms and values of the past. The movement was launched in 1909 by F.T. Marinetti, who was both a poet and a publicist of genius. A group of spectacular talents in all the arts, among them Carlo Carra, Umberto Boccioni, Luigi Russolo, Giacoma Balla, Gino Severini and Antonio Sant'Elia, set out to revolutionize the whole field of human culture. It was a young man's movement, not meant to last, and its work of disruption and re-creation was overtaken by war and Fascism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780500201596
ISBN-10: 0500201595
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 149mm x 15mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Mar-1978
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » Part of the excellent World of Art series, this volume looks at the disruptive and fascinating Futurist movement in all branches of the arts in early-20th-century Italy. Social and political context are described in detail, and the book is profusely illustrated, mostly in black-and-white. (Kirkus UK)


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