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

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.
Author
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
Medium
Book with letterpress
Dimensions
Page (irreg.): 8 1/16 x 5 5/16" (20.4 x 13.5 cm)
Designer
typography by Cesare Cavanna
Publisher
Edizioni Futuriste di "Poesia", Milan
Edition
unknown
Credit
Gift of The Judith Rothschild Foundation (Boris Kerdimun Archive)
Object number
1089.2001
Copyright
© 2020 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome
Department
Drawings and Prints

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