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Italian Futurism and the Machine

Katia Pizzi


This is the first interdisciplinary exploration of machine culture in Italian futurism after the First World War. The machine was a primary concern for the futuristi. As well as being a material tool in the factory it was a social and political agent, an aesthetic emblem, a metonymy of modernity and international circulation and a living symbol of past crafts and technologies. Exploring literature, the visual and performing arts, photography, music and film, the book uses the lens of European machine culture to elucidate the work of a broad set of artists and practitioners, including Censi, De ... More

Keywords: Machine, Futurism, Modernity, European avant-garde, Industrial, Machine art, Technology, Modernism, Utopia, Dystopia, Future

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780719097096
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.7765/9781526121219


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katia Pizzi, author
School of Advanced Study, University of London