||Futurism, a twentieth-century movement founded by the Italian writer Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944), embraced literature,
painting, sculpture, architecture, and music. Marinetti called for a new art form that would reflect contemporary living conditions
and break with the aesthetic traditions of the nineteenth century. The Futurism collection consists of notes, clippings, and
essays compiled by Luigi Scrivo and P. Bellanova for their proposed history of Futurism, "Volgarizzazione del Futurismo."
The bulk of the material in this collection is written in Italian. Included are five different plans for the work; the manuscripts
of approximately eight essays; five collections of statements from Mussolini, Ezra Pound, and others; numerous clippings;
tear sheets from "Il Libro Italiano;" and an annotated Marinetti bibliography.