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Futurism and Innovation

Posted on: July 22, 2009


This year marks the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Futurist manifesto.

Founded by the Italian writer Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and launched in the French newspaper Le Figaro,the manifesto expressed a passionate loathing of everything old.

Marinetti

Marinetti

The movement celebrated technology,speed,information,communication and youth.

It was ecstatic about the arrival of the car, the airplane and the industrial city,which it said represented the technological triumph of humanity over nature.

The movement quickly caught on and there were subsequent futurist manifestos in painting,interior design and fashion amongst many subjects.

Today though the movement is discredited.It’s advocating of violence and nationalism saw it as a precursor to the birth of Italian fascism.

Yet it’s place in the development of creativity and innovation should not be neglected.

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1 Response to "Futurism and Innovation"

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