Filippo Tommaso Marinetti Zang Tumb Tumb: Adrianopoli Ottobre 1912: Parole in Libertà 1914

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Zang Tumb Tumb was Marinetti's first published collection of parole in libertà (words in liberty), a form of poetry at the same time verbal and visual. Begun in 1912 and published in 1914, the work is an account of Marinetti's experience of the Siege of Adrianople (now Edirne, Turkey) during the Balkan War of 1912, which he covered as a war correspondent. The title Zang Tumb Tumb evokes the sounds of mechanized war—artillery shelling, bombs, explosions.

Gallery label from Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925, December 23, 2012–April 15, 2013.
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
Book with letterpress
Page (irreg.): 8 1/16 x 5 5/16" (20.4 x 13.5 cm)
typography by Cesare Cavanna
Edizioni Futuriste di "Poesia", Milan
Gift of The Judith Rothschild Foundation (Boris Kerdimun Archive)
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© 2024 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome
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