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In 1909, F.T. Marinetti released his incendiary Futurist Manifesto, proclaiming, “We stand at the final promontory of the centuries!!” and “There, in the world, the earliest dawn!” reason on supplying Italy from “its fetid melanoma of professors, archaeologists, journey publications, and antiquarians,” the Futurists imagined that artwork, structure, literature, and tune may functionality like a computer, reworking the area instead of in simple terms reflecting it. yet inside a decade, Futurism's utopian objectives have been being wedded to Fascist politics, an alliance that may tragically mar its attractiveness within the century to follow.


Published to coincide with the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of Futurism, this can be the main entire anthology of Futurist manifestos, poems, performs, and pictures ever to bepublished in English, spanning from 1909 to 1944. Now, amidst one other period of unparalleled technological swap and cultural trouble, is a pivotal second to reevaluate Futurism and its haunting legacy for Western civilization.

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Marinetti forty nine Let’s homicide the Moonlight! (1909) F. T. Marinetti fifty four Manifesto of the Futurist Painters (1910) Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Luigi Russolo, Giacomo Balla, and Gino Severini sixty two Futurist portray: Technical Manifesto (1910) Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Luigi Russolo, Giacomo Balla, and Gino Severini sixty four opposed to Passéist Venice (1910) F. T. Marinetti, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, and Luigi Russolo sixty seven Futurist Speech to the English (1910) F. T. Marinetti 70 Futurism and lady (1910) Margaret Wynne Nevinson seventy four Manifesto of Futurist Musicians (1911) Francesco Balilla Pratella seventy five Futurist tune: Technical Manifesto (1911) Francesco Balilla Pratella eighty vi Contents decisions from Le Futurisme (1911), translated as Guerra, sola igiene del mondo (1915) F. T. Marinetti eighty four conflict, the one Hygiene of the area Contempt for girl expanded guy and the Reign of the desktop We Abjure Our Symbolist Masters, the final fanatics of the Moon The excitement of Being Booed electric warfare The Exhibitors to the general public (1912) Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Luigi Russolo, and Gino Severini one hundred and five Manifesto of the Futurist girl (Response to F. T. Marinetti) (1912) Valentine de Saint-Point 109 Futurist Sculpture (1912) Umberto Boccioni 113 Technical Manifesto of Futurist Literature (1912) F. T. Marinetti 119 A reaction to Objections (1912) F. T. Marinetti a hundred twenty five Futurist Manifesto of Lust (1913) Valentine de Saint-Point one hundred thirty The artwork of Noises: A Futurist Manifesto (1913) Luigi Russolo 133 The Plastic Foundations of Futurist Sculpture and portray (1913) Umberto Boccioni 139 Destruction of Syntax—Radio Imagination—Words-in-Freedom (1913) F. T. Marinetti 143 Futurist Anti-tradition (1913) Guillaume Apollinaire 152 The portray of Sounds, Noises, and scents (1913) Carlo Carrà one hundred fifty five the range Theater (1913) F. T. Marinetti 159 Plastic Analogies of Dynamism: Futurist Manifesto (1913) Gino Severini a hundred sixty five the topic in Futurist portray (1914) Ardengo Soffici 169 Down with the Tango and Parsifal! (1914) F. T. Marinetti 171 The Circle Is last (1914) Giovanni Papini 173 Geometrical and Mechanical attractiveness and the Numerical Sensibility (1914) F. T. Marinetti one hundred seventy five Weights, Measures, and costs of inventive Genius: Futurist Manifesto (1914) Bruno Corra, Emilio Settimelli 181 Absolute movement + Relative movement = Dynamism (1914) Umberto Boccioni 187 Futurist Men’s garments: A Manifesto (1914) Giacomo Balla 194 Futurism and English paintings (1914) F. T. Marinetti and Christopher Nevinson 196 Futurist structure (1914) Antonio Sant’Elia 198 The Antineutral go well with: Futurist Manifesto (1914) Giacomo Balla 202 The Futurist artificial Theater (1915) F. T. Marinetti, Emilio Settimelli, and Bruno Corra 204 Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe (1915) Giacomo Balla and Fortunato Depero 209 Futurist level layout (1915) Enrico Prampolini 212 The Futurist Political flow (1915) F. T. Marinetti 216 Dynamic and Synoptic Declamation (1916) F.

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