International Futurism in Arts and Literature

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This publication offers for the first time an inter-disciplinary and comparative perspective on Futurism in a variety of countries and artistic media. 20 scholars discuss how the movement shaped the concept of a cultural avant-garde and how it influenced the development of modernist art and literature around the world.

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Berghaus (theater, U. of Bristol, England), who contributes an essay and a massive (over 100-page) bibliography, has assembled a diverse array of 20 papers on the Italian movement and its wide influence. Academics in art history, history, German, music, theater, and comparative literature offer papers on the Futurists and their influence on French literature, German Expressionism, Russian theater, English art, Czech art, Spanish literature, the Portuguese writer Almada-Negreiros, art and literature in Brazil, avant-garde painting in the US, Dada, surrealism, music, architecture, cinema, dance, stage design, and artists' books. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783110156812
  • Publisher: De Gruyter
  • Publication date: 10/1/2000
  • Series: European Cultures Series, #13
  • Pages: 662
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword
Political Futurism and the Myth of the Italian Revolution 1
Marinetti, Soffici, and French Literature 15
Futurism and German Expressionism 39
Futurism in the Russian Theatre, 1913-1923 75
The Vortex in the Machine: Futurism in England 100
Impulses of Futurism and Czech Art 122
Futurism and Spanish Literature in the Context of the Historical Avant-Garde 144
Almanda-Negreiros and Portugal Futurista 182
"Futures Past": On the Reception and Impact of Futurism in Brazil 204
Italian Futurism and Avant-Garde Painting in the United States 222
Futurism in Japan, 1909-1920 244
Futurism, Dada, and Surrealism: Some Cross-Fertilizations Among the Historical Avant-Garde 271
Futurism and Surrcalism: A Two-Speed Avant-Garde 305
Futurist Influences Upon Early Twentieth-Century Music 322
Futurist Architecture 353
Futurist Women Painters in Italy 373
Vita fulurista and Early Futurist Cinema 398
The Futurist Aesthetics and Dance 422
Futurist Stage Design 449
Innovative Artist's Books of Italian Futurism 473
Bibliography: A Futurist Reference Shelf 487
Illustrations 597
Notes on Contributors 602
Index 609
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