Elisabetta Mondello

Urban space and modernity. Early twentieth century visions and utopias

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Keywords: Rome, Futurist City, Palazzeschi

The essay is dedicated to the representation of the city in the early twentieth century and focuses on a border area of Italian literature when the first Futurism is established, whose theoretical, textual and pictorial production, while inheriting liberty and crepuscular suggestions, exhibits and imposes a positive vision of urban spaces, purified of nineteenth-century anxieties and fears. While most of Futurist texts offers a utopian and futuristic image of urban spaces, the composition La Passeggiata (The walk) by Aldo Palazzeschi represents the real image of a city through a collage of advertising and written signs visible in its streets.

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