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Fortunato Depero’s “Depero Futurista” facsimile Kickstarter campaign / Steve Kroeter, Designers & Books

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The Kickstarter campaign for The Bolted Book facsimile is now live: HERE

Fortunato Depero’s 1927 book, Depero Futurista—also known as The Bolted Book—is widely recognized as a tour de force of avant-garde book-making.

For those of you who believe in the value of facsimile editions, my colleagues at Designers & Books and I are happy to announce that today we are launching a campaign on Kickstarter to publish the first exact copy of Depero¹s book. This initiative for publication of an authorized facsimile edition is a collaboration with The Center for Italian Modern Art in New York and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, Italy (which houses the Depero archives).

If funded, the book will be shipped to Kickstarter backers in July of 2017—the year which marks the 90th anniversary of the book¹s publication.

We have devoted a year to preparing this campaign because we believe that Depero¹s book is the perfect example of a work from the past that resonates with the present. Depero’s ideas about how artists relate to their work and to society at large are even more at play now than they were during his lifetime.

Whether you are interested in backing the campaign or merely familiarizing yourself with the contents of the book, you can see the full extent of Depero¹s vision as expressed in his book at www.boltedbook.com

Post Script: see article about this exciting publication in Hyperallergic too. — P. Gabbard

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One thought on “Fortunato Depero’s “Depero Futurista” facsimile Kickstarter campaign / Steve Kroeter, Designers & Books

  1. Should you wish to see more resources on Depero, I invite you to read my previous blog post on nyarc.org: http://www.nyarc.org/content/futurist-cocktails

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