Het futurisme & Europa
Futurism & Europe: The Aesthetics of a New World highlights for the first time the many interconnections between Futurism and other European avant-gardes as varied as the Bauhaus in Germany, De Stijl in the Netherlands, Omega Workshops in Britain, Constructivism in Russia and Esprit Nouveau in France. Featuring over twenty essays by an international team of experts, this expansive book covers a range of topics and media, including painting, sculpture, architecture, interior and stage design, graphic work and fashion, as well as a diverse variety of functional objects, from furniture and carpets to ceramics and toys.
Artists featured include Italian Futurists such as Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni and Fortunato Depero, alongside other European artists – for example Sonia Delaunay, Le Corbusier, Fernand Léger, Walter Gropius, Alexander Rodchenko, Fritz Lang, László Moholy-Nagy, Wassily Kandinsky, Hans Arp, Duncan Grant, Kazimir Malevich and Vladimir Tatlin.
Spanning the period from 1912 to 1939, this pioneering book examines the intersections between Futurism and other European avant-garde movements in their shared quest for a new aesthetic, which triggered a lively exchange of new ideas, but also friction and rivalry.