A GLASS VENEZIANELLA

Last gasps of Futurism revisited by way of more translation of Venezianella e Studentaccio, Marinetti’s 1943-44 “aeronovel or aeropoem” that envisions the resurrection of Venice as a female colossus of blown glass: stylistically speaking, a cross between homage to the cosmopolitan anachronism of the city of lagoons and a blown-out pastiche of Fascism’s would-be colonial empire. Thanks to the editors at Asymptote for the space.

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Image courtesy of wiredtourist.com: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wiredtourist/5083085584

 

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