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Best Futurist Books That You Need

Looking for the best Futurist books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. The Futurist Cookbook (Penguin Modern Classics) (2015)

 Best Futurist Books That You NeedPart manifesto, part artistic joke, Fillippo Marinetti’s Futurist Cookbook is a provocative work about art disguised as an easy-to-read cookbook. 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. Filippo Tommaso…
Author(s): Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

2. The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron (2010)

 Best Futurist Books That You NeedWith the release of Avatar in December 2009, James Cameron cements his reputation as king of sci-fi and blockbuster filmmaking. It’s a distinction he’s long been building, through a directing career that includes such cinematic landmarks as The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, and the highest grossing movie of all time, Titanic. The Futurist is the first in-depth look at every aspect of this audacious creative genius—culminating in an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of Avatar, the movie that promises to utterly transform the way motion pictures are…
Author(s): Rebecca Keegan

3. The Futurist Moment: Avant-Garde, Avant Guerre, and the Language of Rupture (2003)

 Best Futurist Books That You NeedMarjorie Perloff’s stunning book was one of the first to offer a serious and far-reaching examination of the momentous flourishing of Futurist aesthetics in the European art and literature of the early twentieth century. Offering penetrating considerations of the prose, visual art, poetry, and carefully crafted manifestos of Futurists from Russia to Italy, Perloff reveals the Moment’s impulses and operations, tracing its echoes through the years to the work of “postmodern” figures like Roland Barthes. This updated edition, with its new preface, reexamines the Futurist…
Author(s): Marjorie Perloff

4. Modern Classics 100 Artists’ Manifestos: From The Futurists To The Stuckists (2011)

 Best Futurist Books That You NeedIn this one-of-a-kind volume, indispensable for students of art, architecture and film, Alex Danchev presents 100 Artists’ Manifestos, each reproduced with an introduction on the author and the associated movement, in Penguin Modern Classics. This remarkable collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years is cacophony of voices from such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Feminism, Communism, Destructivism, Vorticism, Stridentism, Cannibalism and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and cookery. Artists’ manifestos…
Author(s): Alex Danchev

5. Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto: A Collection of Essays from the Bleeding Edge of Publishing (2012)

 Best Futurist Books That You NeedThe ground beneath the book publishing industry dramatically shifted in 2007, the year the Kindle and the iPhone debuted. Widespread consumer demand for these and other devices has brought the pace of digital change in book publishing from “it might happen sometime” to “it’s happening right now”—and it is happening faster than anyone predicted.Yet this is only a transitional phase. Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto is your guide to what comes next, when all books are truly digital, connected, and ubiquitous. Through this collection…
Author(s): Hugh McGuire, Brian O’Leary

6. Futurist Manifestos (2001)

 Best Futurist Books That You NeedOn February 20th, 1909, a belligerent manifesto announcing the birth of the Futurist movement appeared on the front page of the Paris newspaper Le Figaro and sent immediate shockwaves throughout Europe. The author, a young Italian poet named F.T. Marinetti, demanded that writers and artists reject the classic art of the past and celebrate the dynamic technology of modern city life. Joined by a group of like-minded artists, over the following years Marinetti pioneered an art that would eulogise speed and industry, in a reaction against the stasis of the classics, and even against contemporary movements such as…
Author(s): Umbro Apollonio, Richard Humphreys

7. The Robot and Automation Almanac – 2019: The Futurist Institute (2018)

 Best Futurist Books That You NeedThe Robot and Automation Almanac is a collection of essays from leading robot and automation experts, executives, and investors. Each of the essays focuses on the “one big thing” that each author sees in the year ahead: an opportunity, a risk, a challenge, investment themes, an overlooked trend, a perception shift, a step change, or a trend change.The robot, automation, and AI thought leaders that contributed to this book include Samuel Alexandersson, Djamila Amimer, Fred van Beuningen, Keith Blanchet, Jeff Burnstein, Lorenzo Carver, Brian La Cour, Craig Fuller, Jason Gouw, Rob Handfield, Robert Huschka, Maciej Lisiecki, Jayesh…
Author(s): Jason Schenker

8. The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind (2015)

 Best Futurist Books That You NeedMichio Kaku, the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.The Future of the Mind brings a topic that once belonged solely to the province of science fiction into a startling new reality. This scientific tour de force unveils the astonishing research being done in top laboratories around the world—all based on the latest advancements in neuroscience and physics—including…
Author(s): Michio Kaku

9. To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death (2018)

 Best Futurist Books That You NeedTranshumanism is a movement pushing the limits of our biology—of our senses, intelligence, and lifespans—with technology. Its supporters have reached a critical mass and now include some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley and beyond, among them Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, and Ray Kurzweil. In this provocative and eye-opening account, journalist Mark O’Connell explores the staggering (and terrifying) possibilities that present themselves when you think of your body as an outmoded device. He visits the world’s foremost cryonics facility to witness how some have chosen to forestall death,…
Author(s): Mark O’Connell

10. The Future of Humanity: Our Destiny in the Universe (2019)

 Best Futurist Books That You NeedWe are entering a new Golden Age of space exploration. With irrepressible enthusiasm and a deep understanding of the cutting-edge research in space travel, World-renowned physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku presents a compelling vision of how humanity may develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals the developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology that may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars and beyond. He then journeys out of our solar system and discusses how new technologies such as nanoships, laser sails, and fusion rockets may actually…
Author(s): Michio Kaku

11. Luigi Russolo, Futurist: Noise, Visual Arts, and the Occult (2012)

 Best Futurist Books That You NeedLuigi Russolo (1885–1947)―painter, composer, builder of musical instruments, and first-hour member of the Italian Futurist movement―was a crucial figure in the evolution of twentieth-century aesthetics. As creator of the first systematic poetics of noise and inventor of what has been considered the first mechanical sound synthesizer, Russolo looms large in the development of twentieth-century music. In the first English language study of Russolo, Luciano Chessa emphasizes the futurist’s interest in the occult, showing it to be a leitmotif for his life and a foundation for his art of noises. Chessa shows that…
Author(s): Luciano Chessa

12. The Search to Belong: Rethinking Intimacy, Community, and Small Groups (2003)

 Best Futurist Books That You NeedA practical guide for those struggling to build a community of believers in a culture that wants to experience belonging over believing Who is my neighbor? Who belongs to me? To whom do I belong? These are timeless questions that guide the church to its fundamental calling. Today terms like neighbor, family, and congregation are being redefined. People are searching to belong in new places and experiences. The church needs to adapt its interpretations, definitions, and language to make sense in the changing culture. This book equips congregations and church leaders with tools to: • Discern the key ingredients people look for in…
Author(s): Joseph R. Myers, Coach John Wooden, Futurist Leonard Sweet

13. Notes from the Cosmos: A Futurist’s Insights Into the World of Dream Prophecy and Intuition (1997)

 Best Futurist Books That You NeedFIFTH PRINTING. March 1999 Matrix trade paperback, Gordon Michael Scallion. A futurist’s insights into the world of dream prophecy. – Amazon…
Author(s): Gordon-Michael Scallion

14. 7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores the Changing Face of War in the 21st Century (2010)

 Best Futurist Books That You NeedA global pandemic finds millions swarming across the U.S. border. Major American cities are leveled by black-market nukes. China’s growing civil unrest ignites a global showdown. Pakistan’s collapse leads to a hunt for its nuclear weapons. What if the worst that could happen actually happens? How will we respond? Are we prepared? These are the questions that Andrew F. Krepinevich asks—and answers—in this timely and often chilling book. As a military expert and consultant, Krepinevich must think the unthinkable based on the latest intelligence and geopolitical trends—and devise a response in the event…
Author(s): Andrew Krepinevich

Best Futurist Books That You Need

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After Shock: The World’s Foremost Futurists Reflect on 50 Years of Future Shock—and Look Ahead to the Next 50

Author(s): John Schroeter
Publisher: John August Media, LLC, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2474797

Futuristic Trends in Network and Communication Technologies: First International Conference, FTNCT 2018, Solan, India, February 9–10, 2018, Revised Selected Papers

Author(s): Pradeep Kumar Singh, Marcin Paprzycki, Bharat Bhargava, Jitender Kumar Chhabra, Narottam Chand Kaushal, Yugal Kumar
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 57 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2314108

Futurist in the Present: a Book About Art, Design & Life

Author(s): Dani Foroux
Publisher: Cyan House, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2228533

The Future of the World: Futurology, Futurists, and the Struggle for the Post Cold War Imagination

Author(s): Jenny Andersson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2260140

Futuristic Composites: Behavior, Characterization, and Manufacturing

Author(s): Sarabjeet Singh Sidhu, Preetkanwal Singh Bains, Redouane Zitoune, Morteza Yazdani
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2018, Size: 16 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2313920

To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death

Author(s): Mark O’Connell
Publisher: Doubleday, Year: 2017, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1641159

Futurist Women: Florence, Feminism and the New Sciences

Author(s): Paola Sica
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1481928

Flash forward: a series of futuristic vignettes

Author(s): Savage, Nora; Street, Anita
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2016, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1592983

Artificial superintelligence : a futuristic approach

Author(s): Yampolskiy, Roman V.
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2016, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2255855

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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