This is the definitive text on the radical contributions of Futurism in theatre, dance, radio, cinema, music, and scenography. It includes thirteen manifestos (such as "The Art of Noise," "The Futurist Synthetic Theatre") by Marinetti, Prampolini and Russolo, and forty-eight performance texts (sintesi) by Balla, Boccioni, Depero, Cangiullo, and Marinetti. Fifty-six photos.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by PAJ Publications
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Mar 18, 2008 tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This, &, more importantly, Kirby's bk "Happenings", were no doubt very important to me at some point or another. I'm sure I read at least one other bk about Italian Futurism but this is the one I'm positive of. The emphatic embracing of the industrial world seems naive & stupid in this era where industrialism is so obviously eco-destructive & capitalism is so obviously anti-humanity (& anti-life in general) intensive, but, in the 19-teens, this take on culture might've been the r...more