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its Promethean sense of technology as the solvent of all social ills became a
central issue for the Constructivists after 1913, and as near as Switzerland, where
the Futurist techniques of simultaneous sound-poems, nonsense verse, ...
One artist, Natan Altman, went so far as to claim that "futurism" (his blanket term
for all radical art) was the form of "proletarian creation." "How terribly we need to
fight against this pernicious intelligibility," he exclaimed, speaking of ordinary ...
Meanwhile, other European visionaries were taking a somewhat different
approach to the ideal of a new architecture for a new age. This was very much an
issue with the Futurists,- who did not, however, endow it with the overtones of
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review