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Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe

Edited by Vivien Greene with contributions by Greene, Walter L. Adamson, Silvia Barisione, Gabriella Belli, Fabio Benzi, Günter Berghaus, Emily Braun, Marta Braun, Esther da Costa Meyer, Enrico Crispolti, Massimo Duranti, Flavio Fergonzi, Matteo Fochessati, Daniela Fonti, Simonetta Fraquelli, Emilio Gentile, Romy Golan, Marina Isgro, Giovanni Lista, Adrian Lyttelton, Lisa Panzera, Maria Antonella Pelizzari, Christine Poggi, Lucia Re, Michelangelo Sabatino, Claudia Salaris, Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Susan Thompson, and Patrizia Veroli
Published in 2014
352 pages with 328 color illustrations
Hardcover and softcover, 8.5 x 11.5 inches

Published to accompany the exhibition Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe, this volume endeavors to convey the spirit of the movement in all its complexity and features essays by nearly thirty authors, honing in on specific artists, series, and moments. With over 300 
illustrations of works created throughout the duration of the movement—from its inception with F. T. Marinetti’s Futurist manifesto in 1909 through its demise at the end of World War II—the exhibition catalogue encompasses not only painting and sculpture, but also architecture, design, ceramics, fashion, photography, advertising, free-form poetry, publications, music, theater, and performance. As part of the first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be presented in the United States, this publication offers an important contribution to the scholarship and understanding of a major avant-garde of the 20th century.

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