Book/Printed Material Imagination Without Strings and Words-in-Freedom. Futurist Manifesto. L'immaginazione senza fili e le parole in libertà. Manifesto Futurista
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- Imagination Without Strings and Words-in-Freedom. Futurist Manifesto.
- L'immaginazione senza fili e le parole in libertà. Manifesto Futurista
- In this article, L'immaginazione senza fili e le parole in libertà. Manifesto futurista (Imagination without strings and Words-in-Freedom, Futurist Manifesto), published on May 11, 1913, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti expanded on his original Futurist manifesto. Marinetti describes the effect on human beings of great scientific discoveries and technological developments such as modern systems of transportation and the printing press. He sees free verse as outmoded, and proclaims that words need to be liberated from syntax and grammatical structure: parole in libertà, or "words-in-freedom." The text is from a collection of Futurist documents held by the University Library of Padua. Futurism was a short-lived artistic movement, founded in 1909 by the Italian writer Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944). The goal of the Futurists was to discard the art of the past and to usher in a new age that rejected tradition and celebrated change, originality, and innovation in culture and society. The original Futurist manifesto of 1909, written by Marinetti, exalted the beauty of the machine and the new technology of the automobile, with its speed, power, and movement. The Futurists glorified violence and conflict and called for the destruction of cultural institutions such as museums and libraries. Marinetti also founded and edited a journal, Poesia (Poetry). Marinetti's original manifesto was followed by Futurist manifestoes on sculpture, painting, literature, architecture, and other fields written by other members of the movement. Prominent Futurists included painter and sculptor Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916); painters Carlo Carrà (1881-1966), Giacomo Balla (1871-1958), and Gino Severini (1883-1966); painter and composer Luigi Russolo (1885-1947); and architect Antonio Sant'Elia (1888-1916). Several of the Futurists, notably Boccioni and Sant'Elia, were killed during World War I.
- Marinetti, F. T., 1876-1944 Author.
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- Milan, Italy : Governing Group of the Futurist Movement, 1913-05-11.
- - Italy
- - 1913-05-11
- - Futurism (Art)
- - Futurism (Literary movement)
- - Literature
- - Literature, Modern
- - Modernism (Aesthetics)
- - Social movements
- - Writing
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 4 pages.
- - Reference extracted from World Digital Library: Elza Adamowicz and Simona Storchi, editors, Back to the Futurists: The avant-garde and its legacy (Manchester, U.K.: Manchester University Press, 2013).|John James White, "Futurism," in Encyclopaedia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/art/Futurism#ref1052836.|"Words External in Freedom: Futurism at 100." An exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2009. https://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2009/futurism/. External
- - Original resource at: University Library of Padua.
- - Content in Italian.
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Marinetti, F. T., Author. Imagination Without Strings and Words-in-Freedom. Futurist Manifesto. Milan, Italy: Governing Group of the Futurist Movement, -05-11, 1913. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667113/.
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Marinetti, F. T. (1913) Imagination Without Strings and Words-in-Freedom. Futurist Manifesto. Milan, Italy: Governing Group of the Futurist Movement, -05-11. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667113/.
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Marinetti, F. T., Author. Imagination Without Strings and Words-in-Freedom. Futurist Manifesto. Milan, Italy: Governing Group of the Futurist Movement, -05-11, 1913. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667113/>.