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Futurism Now and Then

  • Prize
    Winner in Art & culture books / Books
  • University
    Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Lead
    Shu Ting Chan

In the Manifesto of Futurism, Marinetti glorifies the idea of violence and conflict; the exaltation of speed, youth and action; repulsion against the past and disgust with the stagnation of Italian culture; rejection to the idea of utilitarianism and demeaning women; a passionate enthusiasm for the beauties of the industrial state. The idea of Futurism wasn't just to influence formal or aesthetic innovation, but a direct influence on life. While it's a theory over a century ago, this catalogue explores how Futurism had played such a significant role in design throughout the years.