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Futurism

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Impassioned, polemical, and rebellious, the Futurist movement exalted the modern world by placing machines, speed, and technology at the heart of its artistic experimentations. Futurism embodied the same reality that it tried to capture: a dynamism that reflected the changing structure of the visible world. This landmark survey, published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's "Manifesto of Futurism", traces the movement from its origins in Italy to the international creative forum.Richly illustrated with 130 works by luminaries such as Boccioni, Balla, Picasso, Braque, Leger, Sonia and Robert Delaunay, Duchamp, and Malevich, the book explores different modes of expression within shared themes: the lighting of modern cities, dance, crowd movement, and the speed of new mechanical means of transport. Featuring essays by the world's leading authorities on Futurism and the avant-grade, "Futurism" is a radical reassessment of the movement and essential for understanding the genesis of many of modernism's greatest works.

Author Biography

Ester Cohen is Professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of L'Aquila and is a leading expert on Futurism and Metaphysics. Didier Ottinger is Chief Curator at the Centre Pompidou. Matthew Gale is Head of Displays at Tate Modern. Giovanni Lista is Director of Research at the National Center of Scientific Research and is a specialist in early 20th Century avant-garde art. Jean-Claude Marcade is Director Emeritus of Research at the National Center of Scientific Research.
Release date Australia
April 30th, 2009
Contributors
Edited by Didier Ottinger Text by Didier Ottinger Text by Ester Cohen Text by Giovanni Lista Text by Jean-Claude Marcade Text by Matthew Gale
Country of Publication
Italy
Illustrations
182 colour & 62 b/w illustrations
Imprint
Five Continents Editions
Pages
360
Dimensions
235x300x25
ISBN-13
9788874394968
Product ID
3036187

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