Luigi Russolo, Futurist: Noise, Visual Arts, and the Occult

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Univ of California Press, Mar 31, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 284 pages
“Luigi Russolo is increasingly being recognized as an important figure in 20th century art and music, and his work deserves to be better understood. Chessa’s archival research and readings of esoteric or otherwise little-known texts are impressive, and he offers a convincing account of the influence of the occult on Russolo and the Futurists in general. This book alters our conception of Russolo, Futurism, and the early artistic avant-garde.”—Christoph Cox, Hampshire College

“This book is timely, and merits the attention of a wider audience. Luigi Russolo, futurista makes a compelling argument that radically revises our views on a major creative figure of the twentieth century. Luciano Chessa provides vast amounts of information on the ideas and trends that influenced the Futurists, and offers a wealth of insight and observations that point the way for further research on avant-garde music and art in the twentieth century.”—Paul DeMarinis, Department of Art and Art History, Stanford University
 

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Contents

Part two The Art of Noises and the occult
123
Materialist Futurism?
225
Notes
231
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About the author (2012)

Luciano Chessa, a composer and musicologist, teaches music history at the San Francisco Conservatory.

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