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The Futuristic Cookbook

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Part 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>br>Filippo Tommaso Marinetti was born in 1876 to Italian parents and grew up in Alexandria, Egypt. He studied in Paris and obtained a law degree in Italy before turning to literature. In 1909 he wrote the infamous Futurist Manifesto, which championed violence, speed and war, and proclaimed the unity of art and life. Marinetti''s life was fraught with controversy: he fought a duel with a hostile critic, was subject to an obscenity trial, and was a staunch supporter of Italian Fascism. Alongside his literary activities, he was a war correspondent during the Italo-Turkish War and served on the Eastern Front in World War II, despite being in his sixties. He died in>Lesley Chamberlain is a novelist and historian of ideas. Her thirteen books include Nietzsche in Turin, The Secret Artist: A Close Reading of Sigmund Freud and The Food and Cooking of Russia. br>br> Suzanne Brill is an art historian and writer. She has translated several books for Italian art historians including Caro Pedretti''s Leonardo: Architect, which was nominated for the John Florio>''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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Filippo Tommaso Marinetti


Features recipes for ice cream on the moon; candied atmospheric electricities; nocturnal love feasts; sculpted meats.

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Authors Suzanne Brill, Lesley Chamberlain, Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
Assisted by Lesley Chamberlain (Introduction), Suzanne Brill (Translation)
Publisher Penguin Books Uk
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 01.05.2014
EAN 9780141391649
ISBN 978-0-14-139164-9
No. of pages 176
Dimensions 129 mm x 198 mm x 15 mm
Series Penguin Classics
Penguin Classics Paperbacks
Penguin Modern Classics
Penguin Classics
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Art

HUMOR / Form / Parodies, ART / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945), COOKING / Essays & Narratives, Italy, c 1919 to c 1939 (Inter-war period), c 1918 to c 1939 (Inter-war period)

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