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Critical Writings: New Edition

Critical Writings: New Edition

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by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
     
 

ISBN-10: 0374260834

ISBN-13: 2900374260834

Pub. Date: 10/03/2006

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900374260834
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
10/03/2006
Edition description:
Updated Edition
Pages:
584

Table of Contents

Contents

Editor's Foreword,
Translator's Preface,
Introduction: F. T. Marinetti (1876–1944): A Life Between Art and Politics,
THE PRE-FUTURIST YEARS (1876–1908),
THE FOUNDATION OF FUTURISM (1909),
THE FUTURIST POLITICAL PROGRAM (1909–13),
THE FUTURIST COMBAT IN THE ARTISTIC ARENA (1910–15),
BIRTH OF A FUTURIST THEATER (1910–17),
FUTURISM AND THE GREAT WA R (1911–17),
FUTURIST ART DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR (1916),
THE POSTWAR POLITICAL BATTLE (1918–23),
THE RETURN TO THE ARTISTIC DOMAIN (1920–33),
Appendix. Manuscript Version of Document 11: The Necessity and Beauty of Violence,
Notes,
Bibliography,
Name Index,
Subject Index,

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