Until you’ve consumed all of the best Futurism books, can you even claim to be a true fan?
- Futurism: Cartoons from Tomorrow: A Futuristic Comic Collection (2019)
- Futurism: A Microhistory (Italian Perspectives) (2019)
- Black Quantum Futurism: Theory & Practice (Volume 1) (2015)
- Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present (Third Edition) (World of Art) (2011)
- The Black Imagination: Science Fiction, Futurism and the Speculative (Black Studies and Critical Thinking) (2011)
- Steampunk: The Art of Retro-Futurism (2016)
- The Social Singularity: How decentralization will allow us to transcend politics, create global prosperity, and avoid the robot apocalypse (2018)
- Farm Worker Futurism: Speculative Technologies of Resistance (Difference Incorporated) (2016)
- Evolve or Die: Lessons for World-Class Innovation & Creativity (2018)
- Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe (Guggenheim Museum, New York: Exhibition Catalogues) (2014)
- The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century (2010)
Cartoons from Tomorrow is a timely, clever collection of 125 single-panel cartoons that explore our ever-evolving relationship with technology and makes audacious predictions about our future.Enter Futurism, the 16M-strong community and media company that is obsessed with the future and everything that will get us there. Their mission? Preparing the people of today for the world of tomorrow.
This volume offers a unique and fresh perspective on Italian Futurism by approaching it, for the first time, through the lens of microstoria. In this ‘history from below’ of what is one of Europe’s most famous and important avant-garde movements, large-scale questions on the history of Futurism are explored by focusing on objects, practices and situations as diverse as The Church, Puppets, The Letterhead or Gymnastics.
Black Quantum Futurism (#BQF) is a new approach to living and experiencing reality by way of the manipulation of space-time in order to see into possible futures, and/or collapse space-time into a desired future in order to bring about that future’s reality.
“A clear and accurate history of . . . a continuous development of enormous consequence to the most adventurous twentieth-century art.”―Robert Rosenblum This pioneering book has now been expanded with a new chapter that brings it into the second decade of the twenty-first century, mapping the global rise of performance to the present day.
The Black Imagination: Science Fiction, Futurism and the Speculative (Black Studies and Critical Thinking) (2011)
This critical collection covers a broad spectrum of works, both literary and cinematic, and issues from writers, directors, and artists who claim the science fiction, speculative fiction, and Afro-futurist genres.
More than just cogs, gears, and goggles, steampunk burst from the pages of science fiction and fantasy inspired by the likes of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells and rapidly grew into one of the most recognizable aesthetic movements of the 21st century. Steampunk: The Art of Retro-Futurism gathers work by the best artists, designers, and craftsmen in the field in a collection sure to fire the imagination of any fan.
The Social Singularity: How decentralization will allow us to transcend politics, create global prosperity, and avoid the robot apocalypse (2018)
The world is rapidly decentralizing.
When we think of literature and film about farm workers, The Grapes of Wrath may come to mind, but Farm Worker Futurism reveals that the historical role of technology, especially new media, has in fact had much more to do with depicting the lives of farm laborers—Mexican migrants in particular—in the United States.
Evolve or Die: Lessons for World-Class Innovation & Creativity (2018)
Assuming you’re someone interested in learning and improving— and making a difference— this book was written with you in mind. Whether you’re at the top of the corporate pyramid, or somewhere nearer the base. Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent coordinating the endless duties of the family, or an entrepreneur orchestrating a finite amount of time and resources – you’re working to make a difference. And yes, your work and what you do matters.
Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe (Guggenheim Museum, New York: Exhibition Catalogues) (2014)
352 pages with 328 illustrations Softcover, 8.5 × 11.5 inches Published to accompany the 2014 GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM exhibition Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe, this volume endeavors to convey the spirit of the movement in all its complexity and features essays by nearly thirty authors, honing in on specific artists, series, and moments.
. The Next 100 Years is a fascinating, eye-opening and often shocking look at what lies ahead for the U.S. and the world from one of our most incisive futurists. In his thought-provoking new book, George Friedman, founder of STRATFOR—the preeminent private intelligence and forecasting firm—focuses on what he knows best, the future.
Best Futurism Books You Should Read
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Futurist Conditions: Imagining Time in Italian Futurism
Author(s): David S. Mather
ID: 2820079, Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, Year: 2020, Size: 30 Mb, Format: pdf
Italian Futurism and the Machine
Author(s): Katia Pizzi
ID: 3024566, Publisher: Manchester University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf
Political Aesthetics of ISIS and Italian Futurism
Author(s): Thorsten Botz-Bornstein
ID: 2546540, Publisher: Lexington Books, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf
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