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Critical Writings: New Edition

by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

ISBN: 9780374531072 / 9780374531072


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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 never be a masterpiece." In the years that followed, up until his death in 1944, Marinetti, through both his polemical writings and his political activities, sought to transform society in all its aspects. As Günter Berghaus writes in his introduction, "Futurism
sought to bridge the gap between art and life and to bring aesthetic innovation into the real world. Life was to be changed through art, and art was to become a form of life."

This volume includes more than seventy of Marinetti's most important writings?many of them translated into English for the first time?offering the reader a representative and still startling selection of texts concerned with Futurist art, literature, politics, and philosophy.

ASIN 0374531072
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  • 9780374531072
Amazon Sales Rank 506,912
Main Category Paperback
Group Book
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Studio Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Manufacturer Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Manufacturer Part Number Illustrated
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Package Quantity 1
Count Per Package 1
Dimensions 6.0 x 1.29 x 9.0 inches. 1.63 pounds
Package Dimensions 8.6 x 5.8 x 1.7 inches. 1.65 pounds
Editor(s) Günter Berghaus
Translator(s) Doug Thompson
Language(s) English (Published)
English (Original Language)
English (Unknown)
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