05.FuturismBB - Futurism While Germany wrestled with...

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Unformatted text preview: Futurism While Germany wrestled with classicism and industrialization, the politics of production and their social consequences, Futurism was born in Italy. Most of the other European movements at the end of the 19th century and in the early 20th century sought to save tradition either by returning to craft or by having industry marry craft in one way or another. By contrast, Futurism sought to celebrate and reify modernity by annihilating tradition altogether . This was all the more startling since Futurism was born in Italy, the country most bound to its own artistic traditions. Antonio Sant Elia: Drawing of a powerplant, c. 1914 Futurism was first an artistic and literary movement founded by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944), who announced its birth in a front-page manifesto in the Paris daily Le Figaro in 1909: The Foundation and Manifesto of Futurism. The manifesto praised the machine and the total mechanization of life, including speed, violence, war, and the creation of a human being of the future without the limiting and draining qualities of an emotional or moral life....
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