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Critical Writings: New Edition

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The Futurist movement was founded and promoted by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, beginning in 1909 with the First Futurist Manifesto, in which he inveighed against the complacency of "cultural necrophiliacs" and sought to annihilate the values of the past, writing that "there is no longer any beauty except the struggle. Any work of art that lacks a sense of aggression can neve ...more
Paperback, 584 pages
Published January 8th 2008 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published October 3rd 2006)
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Niklas
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Come on! Let's go!" I said. "Come on, my lads, let's get out of here! At long last, all the myths and mystical ideas are behind us. We're about to witness the birth of a Centaur and soon we shall witness the flight of the very first Angels! . . . We shall have to shake the gates of life itself to test their locks and hinges! . . . Let's be off! See there, the Earth's very first dawn! Nothing can equal the splendor of the sun's red sword slicing through our millennial darkness, for the very fir ...more
Victor
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art-design, favorites
An excellent written trail of art gone mad and down the rabbit's hole into the abyss of nearly abolishing, all the cultural heritage of Italy in an attempt for social re-engineering right down to the very detail for abolishing knives and forks with the only condiments allowed, a selected poetry piece or music to refine the senses and flavours of food in meditated silence. Language was not immune for restructuring.

One really needs to have at least a rudiment of Futurist Art prior to being hit con
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Carrie Lorig
fun coconut juice of the future.
Mac
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
wild
Kelli
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great analysis of Futurist artist and founder F.T. Marinetti's relationship with one of the most insane men who ever lived: Benito Mussolini. They were best buds for most of their adult lives until Mussolini was running EVERYTHING in Italy. Then he found Marinetti's antics to be embarrassing instead of revolutionary.
Ian
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People obsessed with speed and steel
F.T. Marinetti writes extensively on the goals of the Futurist movement in early 20th century Italy. This collection of his work is written with passion and is quite beautiful.
Tosh
Sep 22, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Is this where it all started? Modernism. And all that rot. It doesn't manner because Marinetti is a fantastic writer - and yes, he's twisted but an extremely well-dressed man.
David
Jun 15, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: would-be futurists; racecar drivers
I'm reading through this slowly, picking it up every so often for an essay or two.
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Filippo Tommaso Emilio Marinetti was an Italian ideologue, poet, editor, and founder of the Futurist movement.
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