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Best Futurism Books You Should Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Futurism books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

Futurism: A Microhistory (Italian Perspectives) (2019)

 Best Futurism Books You Should ReadThis 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.
Author(s): Sascha Bru, Luca Somigli, et al.

Black Quantum Futurism: Theory & Practice (Volume 1) (2015)

 Best Futurism Books You Should ReadBlack 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.
Author(s): Rasheedah Phillips

Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present (Third Edition) (World of Art) (2011)

 Best Futurism Books You Should Read“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.
Author(s): RoseLee Goldberg

The Black Imagination: Science Fiction, Futurism and the Speculative (Black Studies and Critical Thinking) (2011)

 Best Futurism Books You Should ReadThis 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.
Author(s): Sandra Jackson, Julie E. Moody-Freeman

Steampunk: The Art of Retro-Futurism (2016)

 Best Futurism Books You Should ReadMore 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.
Author(s): Dopress Books

Farm Worker Futurism: Speculative Technologies of Resistance (Difference Incorporated) (2016)

 Best Futurism Books You Should ReadWhen 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.
Author(s): Curtis Marez

Evolve or Die: Lessons for World-Class Innovation & Creativity (2018)

 Best Futurism Books You Should ReadAssuming 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.
Author(s): Thomas C. Triumph

Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe (Guggenheim Museum, New York: Exhibition Catalogues) (2014)

 Best Futurism Books You Should Read352 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: A Forecast for the 21st Century (2010)

 Best Futurism Books You Should Read.  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.
Author(s): George Friedman

Best Futurism Books You Should Read

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Exhibiting Italian Art in the United States from Futurism to Arte Povera: 'Like a Giant Screen'

Author(s): Raffaele Bedarida
ID: 3635326, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 39 Mb, Format: pdf

Futurism and the African Imagination: Literature and Other Arts

Author(s): Dike Okoro (editor)
ID: 3223204, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2021, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf

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

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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