Inventing Futurism: The Art and Politics of Artificial Optimism the Art and Politics of Artificial Optimism

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In 1909 the poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti published the founding manifesto of Italian Futurism, an inflammatory celebration of "the love of danger" and "the beauty of speed" that provoked readers to take aggressive action and "glorify war--the world's only hygiene." Marinetti's words unleashed an influential artistic and political movement that has since been neglected owing to its exaltation of violence and nationalism, its overt manipulation of mass media channels, and its associations with Fascism. Inventing Futurism ...

Inventing Futurism: The Art and Politics of Artificial Optimism the Art and Politics of Artificial Optimism 2008, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691133706

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