F.T. Marinetti, Parole in libertà: olfattive, tattili, termiche
(Words-in-freedom: olfactory, tactile, thermal), 1932.
Cover by the author.
Just five years after Depero's sensational "mechanical" book that featured a
two bolt binding, Marinetti introduced his definitive model of the
mechanical book. While Depero's was printed on
conventional material (paper), Marinetti's new book was entirely printed on metal sheets.
In this way, the book came even closer to the signs of the Machine Age, and aimed to
be an imperishable book. The book's content was no less
interesting, as Marinetti introduced new references between words
and physical interaction with olfactory, tactile, and thermal sensations.
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