In 1909, F.T. Marinetti published his incendiary Futurist Manifesto , proclaiming, "We stand on the last promontory of the centuries!!" and "There, on the earth, the earliest dawn!" Intent on delivering Italy from "its fetid cancer of professors, archaeologists, tour guides, and antiquarians," the Futurists imagined that art, architecture, literature, and music would function like a machine, transforming the world rather than merely reflecting it. But within a decade, Futurism's utopian ambitions were being wedded to ...

Futurism: An Anthology 2009, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300088755