A complete run housed in two volumes, each year continuously paginated (296, 336, 160 pp.), of the Italian Futurist arts and literature journal, lacking an official editor, with Ardengo Soffici and Giovanni Papini as principal contributors, showcasing poetry, essays, manifestos, and some illustration, with interesting typography throughout. Scattered illustrations. Some browning, some foxing and staining to some pages of Volume I, marginal loss to lower corner of one page in Volume I, and a few pages with blue crayon markings. Large 4to. 3/4 leather with raised spine and gilt tooling, some wear, minor abrasions, minor leather loss. Florence 1913-1915.
Giovanni Papini was a Florentine writer and critic, and an outspoken and controversial literary figure. In 1903 he founded Leonardo, an influential Florentine literary magazine. He later became a ardent supporter of Futurism and founded Lacerba to help further the message and aims of the movement. This journal was a "hub of creative activity for the Futurists" which advocated "the liberty and autonomy of art" (MOMA, 2009). Lacerba was also linked to the idea of "interventismo", which favored Italy intervening in World War I. The final issue of Lacerba, dated May 15, 1915, celebrated Italy's entrance into the War. After that point, a major reason for Lacerba's continued publication ceased to exist, and no further issues were published. Book ID: 49057