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Speed Limits

Price: $39.00

Edited by Jeffrey T. Schnapp

The Speed Limits exhibition and this exhibition catalogue marked the centenary of the foundation of the Italian futurist movement, whose 1909 manifesto proclaimed "that the world’s magnificence has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed." The catalogue contains the first-ever anthology of key nineteenth- and twentieth-century statements on speed and slowness from Thomas de Quincey to F. T. Marinetti to J. G. Ballard. The volume provides an innovative, synthetic, in-depth investigation into speed’s significance with respect to modern life, considering such topics as time-space compression; new ideas about pleasure, selfhood, and consumption; changes in the character and pace of urban and rural life; and new modes of organizing, communicating, and sharing information.

Exhibition dates: September 17, 2010 - February 20, 2011
Publisher: Skira, 2009
Softcover: 319 pages, 6.5" x 9.5"
ISBN: 978-88-572-0175-7