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October 19, 2016
by Dan
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The Bolted Book Now on Kickstarter

The Designers & Books Kickstarter to publish a facsimile of Fortunato Depero’s 1927 ‘Bolted Book’ (mentioned previously here) is now live:

September 23, 2016
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The Bolted Book

Designers & Books, in collaboration with the Center for Italian Modern Art in New York and the Mart, the Museum of modern and contemporary art of Trento and Rovereto, Italy, is launching a Kickstarter campaign on October 18 to publish a new facsimile … Continue reading

March 14, 2014
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Modernity as Catastrophe

At the London Review of Books, Hal Foster reviews the exhibition of Italian Futurism currently at the Guggenheim in New York: Futurism wasn’t all bravado; it did have an aesthetic (or anti-aesthetic) of its own, which was to modernise the arts through a … Continue reading

May 24, 2013
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Grant Snider ‘Who Needs Art?’

Incidental Comics cartoonist Grant Snider has started a new comic series for Medium.com called ‘Who Needs Art?’ about movements and concepts in art and design. His first piece, Remembering Futurism, is about Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and Italian Futurist movement. Read the whole comic here.

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