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Author Perloff, Marjorie.

Title The futurist moment : avant-garde, avant guerre, and the language of rupture / Marjorie Perloff ; with a new preface
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003


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 MELB  700.94 Per/Fma 2004  AVAILABLE
Description xli, 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Profound Aujourd'hui -- 2. The Invention of Collage -- 3. Violence and Precision: The Manifesto as Art Form -- 4. The Word Set Free: Text and Image in the Russian Futurist Book -- 5. Ezra Pound and "The Prose Tradition in Verse" -- 6. Deus ex Machina: Some Futurist Legacies
Summary 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 "postmodern" 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
Notes Originally published: 1986. With new introd
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Futurism (Art)
Arts, Modern -- 20th century.
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 2003048360
ISBN 0226657388 paperback
9780226657387 paperback