F.T. Marinetti (1876-1944)
Parole in Libertà Futuriste, olfattive, tattili, termiche (The Words-in-freedom, Futurist, Olfactive, Tactilist, Thermal) 1930s [PDF, 1.3mb]
Parole in Libertà Futuriste, olfattive, tattili, termiche (The Words-in-freedom, Futurist, Olfactive, Tactilist, Thermal) printed by a lithographic process in many colors on metal sheets, and with a metal binding.
The book has poems by the artist Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and visual interpretations of them by his Futurist friend, Tullio D'Albisola.
The manifesto urged artists to look forward and embrace aggression, speed and technology. It glorified war as "the only true hygiene of the world" and promised to "destroy museums, libraries, and fight against moralism, feminism, and all utilitarian cowardice."
David Barrie, director of the Art Fund, said: "This metal book is an extraordinary invention, testifying to the revolutionary spirit of a movement that genuinely believed in the power of art to change the world. It also gives us an insight into the fascinating and complex relationship between Italy's creative elite and the forces of Fascism."
Courtesy of the poet and editor of Extreme Writing Community.
F.T. Marinetti in UbuWeb Sound
The book courtesy of Extreme Writing Community