Futurist Mail

Collezione Echaurren Salaris

  • Author Claudia Salaris
  • Binding Flexibound
  • Size 17 x 24 cm
  • Pages 472
  • Illustrations 900
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2019
  • ISBN 9788836644797
  • Price € 110,00  € 93,50
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Abstract

The third volume in the series on the Echaurren Salaris Collection, the most complete assemblage of Futurism memorabilia in the world, is devoted to the use made of the postal service by the Futurists, who were able to exploit this venerable means of communication in a new and brilliant fashion.
Almost 800 pieces from this rich and important collection are presented here, including postcards designed by artists, messages of propaganda and satire or picture postcards and letters with their envelopes, headed notepaper and advertisements, postage and poster stamps, making this book a fundamental means of investigation of the multifaceted world of Futurism.
In pursuit of its ambitious dream of a ‘Futurist reconstruction of the universe’ the movement founded by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti did not limit itself to utilizing the postal network to send books, magazines and proclamations all over the world and thus spread its ideas far and wide, but created a style of postal communication that was new in both its conception and its presentation, based on synthesis, laconicism and a prearranged and abbreviated symbology.