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Noisy, violent and aggressive, Italian Futurism proclaimed the bankruptcy of an artistic culture which clung to the forms and values of the past. The movement was launched in 1909 by F.T. Marinetti, who was both a poet and a publicist of genius. A group of spectacular talents in all the arts-- among them Carlo Carra, Umberto Boccioni, Luigi Russolo, Giacomo Balla, Gino Severini and Antonio Sant"Elia-- set out together to revolutionize the whole field of human culture, but the movement was not meant to last, and its works of ...

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Alexandre N

May 9, 2013

A must read

This is one another reference book that I shall keep in my library and read over and over until I know it by rote. A very concise and easily readable history of the period!

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