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Encyclopedia > Futurist architecture
Perspective drawing from La Citta Nuova by Sant'Elia, 1914.
Perspective drawing from La Citta Nuova by Sant'Elia, 1914.
Fiat Tagliero Building in Asmara, Eritrea, (Giuseppe Pettazzi, 1938)

Futurist architecture (or Futurism) began as an early-20th century form of architecture characterized by anti-historicism and long horizontal lines suggesting speed, motion and urgency. Technology and even violence were among the themes of the Futurists. The movement was founded by the poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, who produced its first manifesto, the Manifesto of Futurism in 1909. The movement attracted not only poets, musicians, and artists (such as Umberto Boccioni, Giacomo Balla, Fortunato Depero, and Enrico Prampolini) but also a number of architects. The latter group included Antonio Sant'Elia, who, though he built little, translated the Futurist vision into bold urban form. Image File history File links Santelia03. ... Image File history File links Santelia03. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Asmara Asmara (formerly Asmera) is the capital city and largest settlement in Eritrea, home to a population of around 579,000 people. ... Giuseppe Pettazzi was an Italian Art Deco architect of the 1930s. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Futurism was a 20th century art movement. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... The Futurists in Paris, February 1912. ... Unique Forms of Continuity in Space (Museum of Modern Art, New York) Umberto Boccioni (October 19, 1882–August 16, 1916) was an Italian painter and sculptor and a member of the Futurist movement. ... Giacomo Balla (July 24, 1871 - March 1, 1958) was an Italian painter. ... Fortunato Depero (March 30, 1892 - November 29, 1960) was an Italian futurist painter, writer, sculptor and graphic designer. ... Perspective drawing from La Citta Nuova, 1914. ...


Post WWII Futurism

In the post-WWII era, futurism, toned down considerably, redefined itself in the context of Space Age trends, the car culture and a fascination with plastic. An example of this type of futurism is Googie architecture of 1950s California. Futurism is not a style but an open approach to architecture, so it has been reinterpreted by different generations of architects across several decades, but is usually marked by striking shapes, dynamic lines, strong contrasts and use of advanced materials. The Space Shuttle takes off on a manned mission to space. ... Over the course of the 20th century, the automobile rapidly developed from an expensive technological wonder into the de facto standard for passanger transport. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Space Needle, built for Seattles Worlds Fair, 1962 Googie, also known as populuxe, is a form of architecture, originating from southern California in the late 1940s and continuing approximately into the mid-1960s. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...

Post WWII architects with futurist tendencies

In the popular literature futurist is often used loosely to be describe architecture that has a strange or space age look. It is now sometimes conflated with blob architecture. The looser usage of futurism - which rarely involves issues of politics - is to be differentiated from the Futurist Movement of the 1920s. Future Systems blobitecture design for the 2003 Selfridges department store, was intended to evoke the female sillouette and a famous chainmail dress designed by Paco Rabanne in the 1960s. ...

Archigram was an avant-garde architectural group formed in the 1960s and based at the Architectural Association, London that was futurist, anti-heroic and pro-consumerist, drawing inspiration from technology in order to create a new reality that was solely expressed through hypothetical projects. ... The 3,000-seat Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, opened in 1958. ... Arthur Charles Erickson OC (born June 14, 1924, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian architect of Swedish descent. ... The Media Centre at Lords Cricket Ground Selfridges in Birmingham Birmingham Selfridges Exterior Detail Birmingham Selfridges Interior Future Systems is a London-based architectural and design practice, headed by the couple, Jan Kaplický and Amanda Levete. ... Zaha Hadid Portrait Interior of Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg, Germany Bergisel Ski Jump, Innsbruck BMW Central Building, Leipzig Vitra fire station, Weil am Rhein, Germany Zaha Hadid (Arabic: زها حديد) CBE (born October 31, 1950, Baghdad, Iraq) is a notable Iraqi-British deconstructivist architect. ... John Lautner (16 July 1911 – 24 October 1994), influential American architect whose work in Southern California combines progressive engineering with humane design and dramatic space-age flair. ... Wayne McAllister (1907-2000) was a Los Angeles-based architect who was a leader in the Googie style of architecture that embraced the automobile. ... Oscar Niemeyer Oscar Niemeyer Soares Filho (born December 15, 1907) is a Brazilian architect who is considered one of the most important names in international modern architecture. ... Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco, 1972 William Pereira (April 25, 1909 – November 13, 1985) was an American architect from Chicago Illinois, of Portuguese ancestry[1] who was noted for his futuristic designs of landmark buildings such as the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco. ... Patricio Pouchulu (born April 13, 1965, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a Futurist contemporary architect. ... Saarinens Gateway Arch frames The Old Courthouse, which sits at the heart of the city of Saint Louis, near the rivers edge. ...

Examples of post WWII futurism


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futurist - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about futurist (93 words)
Notable futurists include English writers H G Wells and Aldous Huxley, and Watts Wacker, Alvin Toffler, and Peter Schwartz.
Futurists focus on the following areas: forecasting the future; using quantitative and qualitative means; imagining the future intuitively; and creating the future.
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