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Boccioni's Materia: A Futurist Masterpiece and the European Avant-Garde
by Emily Braun
Umberto Boccioni was one of the most versatile and impassioned of the Futurists - the literary, political and artist movement that flourished in Italy during the first half of the 20th century. This text charts and assesses in colour illustrations and essays the life and times of Boccioni.
Hardcover, 156 pages
Published February 2nd 2004 by Guggenheim Museum
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Jan 26, 2011 Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk rated it 4 of 5 stars
Boccioni was probably the greatest artist of the twentieth century - the only reason he is so ignored is because he died early (12916) and didn't have agents promoting his reputation and over-inflating it (like Picasso). Boccioni produced a world of masterpieces, both in painting and sculpture. This book, dealing with one of them, is itself a joy!