The Futurist Moment

The Futurist Moment

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This volume examines the flourishing of Futurist aesthetics in the European art and literature of the early twentieth century. Futurism was an artistic and social movement that was largely an Italian phenomenon, though there were parallel movements in Russia, England and elsewhere. The Futurists admired speed, technology, youth and violence, the car, the airplane and the industrial city, all that represented the technological triumph of humanity over nature. This work looks at the prose, visual art, poetry, and the manifestos of Futurists from Russia to Italy. The author reveals the Moment's impulses and operations, tracing its echoes through the years to the work of qpostmodernq figures like Roland Barthes. This updated edition reexamines the Futurist Moment in the light of a new century, in which Futurist aesthetics seem to have steadily more to say to the present.The essay Smithson refers to as aquot;Criticism as Languageaquot; actually appeared under the title aquot;Qua#39;est-ce que la critique?aquot; in the London Times Literary Supplement in 1963. The French text is reprinted in ... Six Stories by Guy Davenport (Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1974), pp. 1 - 51. The illustrationsanbsp;...

Title:The Futurist Moment
Author:Marjorie Perloff
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1986


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