Rainey, Poggi, Wittman (eds.): Futurism: An Anthology (2009)

29 April 2010, dusan

“In 1909, F.T. Marinetti published his incendiary Futurist Manifesto, proclaiming, “We stand on the last promontory of the centuries!!” and “There, on the earth, the earliest dawn!” Intent on delivering Italy from “its fetid cancer of professors, archaeologists, tour guides, and antiquarians,” the Futurists imagined that art, architecture, literature, and music would function like a machine, transforming the world rather than merely reflecting it. But within a decade, Futurism’s utopian ambitions were being wedded to Fascist politics, an alliance that would tragically mar its reputation in the century to follow.

Published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the founding of Futurism, this is the most complete anthology of Futurist manifestos, poems, plays, and images ever to bepublished in English, spanning from 1909 to 1944. Now, amidst another era of unprecedented technological change and cultural crisis, is a pivotal moment to reevaluate Futurism and its haunting legacy for Western civilization.”

Editors Lawrence Rainey, Christine Poggi, Laura Wittman
Publisher Yale University Press, 2009
Henry McBride Series in Modernism and Modernity
ISBN 0300088752, 9780300088755
604 pages


PDF (updated on 2019-9-23)

5 Responses to “Rainey, Poggi, Wittman (eds.): Futurism: An Anthology (2009)”

  1. David on April 29, 2010 10:25 pm

    This is amazing! Thank you so much!!!

  2. piotr tkacz on September 4, 2012 2:00 pm

    links are dead? or is it just me?

  3. dusan on September 5, 2012 2:15 am


  4. Martin Lang on September 23, 2019 3:55 pm

    Links dead again…

  5. dusan on September 23, 2019 10:12 pm


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