|Pages/Publication Date:||95 / 2009|
An article by the young Italian poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti appeared on the first page of Paris's daily Le Figaro in 1909—the Manifesto of Futurism, an artistic movement established in Milan that sought to express concepts of movement and speed through simultaneous visions and dynamic lines. Marinetti's manifesto also proposed a new way of living, but that utopian ambition proved more elusive. The dream of futurism is explored here in 50 works of the original Futurists, including paintings, sculpture, graphic production, fashion, and even musical notation. This pocketable art book from Skira (one of Europe's leading publishers of museum exhibit catalogues) spotlights these works with color reproductions and photos—some spanning two pages—as well as additional illustrations and detail views in the introductory essay.