The Thirties - Art Deco and Streamline Style
Federation, the European influence
Contemporary - the Australian way of life
may look a lot like other European Modernist Movements but there's
a darker side. The Manifestos on which the movement is based are
often violent, intense and anti-social. Exponents came from both
extremes of the political spectrum - fascists and revolutionary
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944)
F.T. Marinetti wrote the first Futurist Manifesto in 1909. He managed to get it published on the front page of the main daily newspaper in Rome, since he happened to be engaged to teh publisher's daughter at the time.
Listen to Marinetti reading out his Futurist Manifesto in person! Of course it's in Italian, but it's still really chilling to listen to even if you don't speak Italian - reminds me of Hitler's style.
He also wrote music: ubu.com/sound/marinetti.html
More detail about the Italian Futurist movement in general can be seen in my Design & Cultures 1 unit (for Furniture and Design for Industry students).
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