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Powerpoint presentation creating in March, 2010 on the life and work of Italian poet/typographer, Marinetti.

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  2. 2. MARINETTI, Filippo Tommaso <ul><li>Born in Egypt </li></ul><ul><li>Dec. 22, 1876 </li></ul><ul><li>Had a LOVE </li></ul><ul><li>for literature </li></ul><ul><li>from a young age </li></ul><ul><li>Chose LITERARY </li></ul><ul><li>vocation over law </li></ul><ul><li>Publishes Les Vieux </li></ul><ul><li>Marins in 1898. </li></ul>
  3. 3. INFLUENCES + POLITICS <ul><li>Heavily influenced by </li></ul><ul><li>Nietzche </li></ul><ul><li>Sorel </li></ul><ul><li>Socio-political state of Italy </li></ul><ul><li>1910 Forged links with Italian </li></ul><ul><li>Nationalist Association </li></ul><ul><li>1915 Arrested with Benito </li></ul><ul><li>Mussolini </li></ul><ul><li>Sought to make Futurism the </li></ul><ul><li>official state of art </li></ul><ul><li>1915 Volunteered in Lombard </li></ul><ul><li>Cyclist Battalion </li></ul><ul><li>1918 Futurist Political Party </li></ul>
  4. 4. FUTURISM
  5. 5. FUTURISM <ul><li>Modernize Italian ART </li></ul><ul><li> + society </li></ul><ul><li>Futurists </li></ul>conflict action technology machinery SPEED city car nationalism humanity youth airplane industrial
  7. 7. MANIFESTO <ul><li>Appeared on the front page </li></ul><ul><li>February 20, 1909 </li></ul>“ A speeding automobile… is more beautiful then the Victory of Samothrace” Rejects the past Seeks rejuvenation and modernization of Italy
  8. 8. TECHNICAL MANIFESTO OF FUTURIST PAINTERS <ul><li>Published March, 1910 </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Dynamism, </li></ul><ul><li>Divisionism, Cubism </li></ul>Included artists: Umberto Boccioni Gino Severini Carlo Carra Giacomo Balla Luigi Russolo
  9. 9. The Funeral of the Anarchist Galli (1911), Carlo Carra The City Rises (1910) Umberto Boccioni
  10. 10. TECHNICAL MANIFESTO OF FUTURIST LITERATURE <ul><li>Published May, 1912 </li></ul><ul><li>Revolutionize POETIC technique </li></ul><ul><li> + PROSE </li></ul><ul><li>Abolish </li></ul>syntax punctuation adjectives adverbs conjunctions Expressive pictorial qualities
  11. 11. <ul><li>I call for a typographic revolution directed against the idiotic and nauseating concepts of the outdated and conventional book, with its handmade paper and seventeenth century ornamentation of garlands and goddesses, huge initials and mythological vegetation, its missal ribbons and epigraphs and roman numerals. The book must be the Futurist expression of our futurist ideas... even more: My revolution is directed against what is known as the typographic harmony of the page, which is contrary to the flux and movement of style. </li></ul><ul><li>– Marinetti, T ypographic Revolution (1913) </li></ul>
  12. 12. ZANG TUMB TUMB 1914 <ul><li>Sound/concrete poetry </li></ul><ul><li>228 page paperback </li></ul><ul><li>Includes foldout pages </li></ul><ul><li>Contains essays and </li></ul><ul><li>Manifestos </li></ul><ul><li>Unsigned, unnumbered, </li></ul><ul><li>mass-produced </li></ul>
  13. 15. DUNE 1914
  14. 17. ADDITIONAL <ul><li>Battaglia, Peso +Odore (1912) </li></ul><ul><li>Makarfka the Futurist </li></ul><ul><li>(1912) </li></ul><ul><li>The Pope’s Airplane (1914) </li></ul><ul><li>The Battle of Adrianapoli </li></ul><ul><li>(1926) </li></ul><ul><li>Les Vieux Marins (1898) </li></ul><ul><li>La Conquete des Etoiles </li></ul><ul><li>(1902) </li></ul><ul><li>Destruction (1904) </li></ul><ul><li>Le Roi bombance (1905) </li></ul>
  15. 18. <ul><li>Died in Italy Dec. 2, 1944 </li></ul><ul><li>of cardiac arrest </li></ul><ul><li>Working on a collection of </li></ul><ul><li>poems praising the wartime </li></ul><ul><li>achievements of the 10th </li></ul><ul><li>Battalion in Bellagio, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Embittered + isolated figure. </li></ul>