Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Futurist Manifestos Paperback – October 15, 2001

3.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

See all 8 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$11.87 $1.84

Top 20 lists in Books
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more

Editorial Reviews

Review

'Essential reading for anybody interested in early twentieth-century art'The Nation'The largest and most representative collection of Futurist manifestos to appear in English'The Times Literary Supplement --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Language Notes

Text: English, Italian (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Product Details

  • Series: Artworks
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: MFA Publications (October 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0878466274
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878466276
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,138,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
50%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
50%
1 star
0%
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
_Futurist Manifestos_ is an extremely important and useful book, a must for anyone interested in early-twentieth-century avant-garde. In Italian Futurism, theory and practice went hand-in-hand rather like they once did in physics, with the artists considering their, say, painting as an experimental ground for testing and developing their theories not just about painting, but about the world. Understanding the ontologies and desires of the movement completely changes the way you look at Futurist art, gives you the keys to it, as it were. Actually, it changes the way you look at all of early-twentieth-century avant-garde practice, the whole fifth floor of the MoMA. It's not the first book on Futurism that I read, but it certainly packs the most punch, despite the fact that some of the artists' prose can frustrate, bore, etc.; and it takes an effort to grasp what they're talking about.

And what they're talking about is the nature of reality. The reality that the Futurists want to portray is not the visual reality that is usually incriminated by the term "realism," but reality that is a) scientific and b) phenomenological. Thus, for example, instead of regarding painting as a representation of a three-dimensional world on a two-dimensional surface, Futurist painting wishes to express all dimensions--sounds, smell, brightness, etc. Instead of representing a moment of the world flux or, as they say, universal dynamism, they wish to express "the dynamic sensation itself"--basically, the world flux as it appears in the mind--and world objects as subjects of motion. "A horse in movement," writes Boccioni, "is not a motionless horse which is moving, but a horse in movement, which makes it another sort of thing altogether.
Read more ›
1 Comment 8 of 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This book completely leaves out their political writings. If you want to learn about their artistic beliefs it's a good book, but it has none of their (important) political writings.
1 Comment 7 of 17 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: irish books photography