Italian futurist Fortunato Deperos 1927 monograph Depero Futurista is universally recognized as a landmark avant-garde example of the book as object. Filled with bold typographic experimentation, daring layouts and featuring work in nearly every artistic medium, it is widely known as The Bolted Book because it is famously bound together by two large industrial aluminium bolts.
This new edition is the first exact copy of Deperos groundbreaking monograph produced since its original publication ninety years ago. This exact facsimile featuring five types of paper and meticulously recreated bolts includes a wealth of Deperos influential paintings, sculptures, textile and architectural designs, advertising work, wordplays, manifestos and reviews any or all of which can be removed and displayed as individual pieces of art. The accompanying Readers Guide explores the extraordinary legacy of the project, setting the book in its proper context and making it available as a source of inspiration for a new generation.
This is the first exact facsimile copy of Fortunato Depero’s 1927 masterpiece “Depero Futurista”. A visual tour de force, it is filled the with groundbreaking typographic experiments and bold explorations in every medium.