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The futurist cookbook

Author: F T Marinetti
Publisher: San Francisco : Bedford Arts, [1989] ©1989
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Both madcap cookbook and manifesto on Futurism, Marinetti's exuberant and entertaining book has been described as one of 'the best artistic jokes of the century'No other cultural force except the early twentieth-century avant-garde movement Futurism has produced a provocative work about art disguised as an easy-to-read cookbook. Part manifesto, part artistic joke, Fillippo Marinetti's The Futurist Cookbook is a
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Genre/Form: Cookbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F T Marinetti
ISBN: 093849130X 9780938491309 0938491318 9780938491316
OCLC Number: 20169877
Notes: Translation of: La cucina futurista.
Description: 176 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Cucina futurista.
Responsibility: Marinetti ; translated by Suzanne Brill ; edited with an introduction by Lesley Chamberlain.

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Both madcap cookbook and manifesto on Futurism, Marinetti's exuberant and entertaining book has been described as one of 'the best artistic jokes of the century'No other cultural force except the early twentieth-century avant-garde movement Futurism has produced a provocative work about art disguised as an easy-to-read cookbook. Part manifesto, part artistic joke, Fillippo Marinetti's The Futurist Cookbook is a collection of recipes, experiments, declamations and allegorical tales. Here are recipes for ice cream on the moon; candied atmospheric electricities; nocturnal love feasts; sculpted meats. Marinetti also sets out his argument for abolishing pasta as ill-suited to modernity, and advocates a style of cuisine that will increase creativity. Although at times betraying its author's nationalistic sympathies, The Futurist Cookbook is funny, provocative, whimsical, disdainful of sluggish traditions and delighted by the velocity and promise of modernity.

'A paean to sensual freedom, optimism and childlike, amoral innocence ... it has only once been answered, by Aldous Huxley's Brave New World' -- Lesley Chamberlain.

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