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Umberto Boccioni papers, 1898-1986

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Boccioni (Umberto) papers
Series II. Manuscripts, notes and clippings, 1910-1916, undated 2 box(es)
Manuscripts of essays (some "manifestos"), notes, drafts, proofs, clippings, lists, and leaflets and articles (Italian and French periodicals), primarily on art aspects such as futurism, sculpture, and cubism.
Series II.A. Manuscripts, 1910-1916, undated 0.75 Linear Feet
Approximately two-thirds of the unbound final proof of Boccioni's book, Pittura e Scultura Futuriste, as well as two handwritten drafts of each of the following six essays in Part I of that book: "Perché siamo futuristi," "L'artista di fronte al passato e all'avvenire," "Perché non siamo impressionisti," "Che cosa ci divide dal cubismo," "Fondamento plastico," "Stato d'animo." The remaining fifteen manuscripts by Boccioni are handwritten drafts of pieces that were collected primarily in the manifesto section of the book, often in somewhat different form, including "Pittura Futurista," "Introduzione al Catalogo per la Prima Esposizione," "Sul Divisionismo," and "I Futuristi plagiati in Francia." There are also six poems, written as parole in libertà, and manuscript drafts by Gino Severini, Eva Amendola, and Sibilla Aleramo.
box folder
2 1 BOCCIONI, ET AL, 1914
ms., unbound final proof of book, Pittura, with handwritten corrections, missing seventy-eight pages, including the first, fifth, and sixth chapters and half of the seventh.
2 2 BOCCIONI, ET AL, 1913-1914
ms., 2 handwritten drafts of six essays from Pittura Scultura Futuriste: "Perché siamo futuristi," "L'artista di fronte al passato e all'avvenire," "Perché non siamo impressionisti," "Che cosa ci divide dal cubismo," "Fondamento plastico," "Stato d'animo."
2 3 BOCCIONI
ms., 73 handwritten pp., Pittura Futurista, with brief preface.
2 4 BOCCIONI, 1913
ms., 8 handwritten pp., "Architettura Futurista," manifesto preceded by handwritten title page.
2 5 BOCCIONI
ms., 19 handwritten pp. on paper of two sizes, "Manifesto Futurista dei Pittori Meridionali," with title page, 1916; ms., 4 small pp., notes; ms., 1 p., about Domenico Morelli.
2 6 BOCCIONI, 1912
ms., 17 handwritten pp., "Introduzione al Catalogo per la Prima Esposizione," with handwritten title page.
box folder
3 1 BOCCIONI, 1912
ms., 53 handwritten pp., (in handwriting of Decio Cinti?) "Introduzione al Catalogo per la Prima Esposizione," french translation of ms. in Box 2, Folder 6, according to title page dated 1912.
3 2 BOCCIONI, 1913
ms., 4 handwritten pp., "Prefazione al Catalogo della Prima Esposizione di Scultura;" ms., 14 handwritten pp., second draft of above ms., signed, 1913. Handwritten title page precedes both versions.
3 3 BOCCIONI, 1912
ms., 106 handwritten pp., "Origines du Futurisme Pictural," (1912 Paris lecture in Decio Cinti's handwriting?).
3 4 BOCCIONI, undated (1910?)
ms., 110 handwritten pp., "Sul Divisionismo," with title page.
3 5 BOCCIONI, undated
ms., 6 handwritten pp., "Per l'ignoranza italiana," with handwritten title page on back of last page, signed. (Published in Lacerba, 1913?)
3 6 BOCCIONI, undated
ms., 8 handwritten pp., "Il dinamismo fa proseliti in Francia," with handwritten title page, signed. (A variation published in Lacerba, 1913?).
3 7 BOCCIONI, April 1913
ms., 18 handwritten pp., "I Futuristi plagiati in Francia," with handwritten title page, signed, April 1913. (A variation published in Lacerba, 1913.)
3 8 BOCCIONI, undated
ms., 7 handwritten pp., "Ricerche sull'Arte di Luigi Russolo," with handwritten title page on back of last page.
3 9 BOCCIONI, undated
ms., 13 handwritten pp., "La pittura futurista," with handwritten title page.
3 10 BOCCIONI, undated
ms., 5 handwritten pp., "Articolo su Funi," with handwritten title page.
3 11 BOCCIONI, undated
ms., 8 handwritten pp., "In Onore del Balla," on Ristorante Cova letterhead with handwritten title page.
3 12 BOCCIONI, 1913, undated
ms., 10 handwritten pp., "Scarpatta da società + orina, Parole in Libertà" signed, n.d. (1913?); ms., 2 handwritten p., "C'è nell'aria la paura...," n.d. (1913?); ms., 1 handwritten p., "Entrare-uscire," n.d. (1913?)
3 13 BOCCIONI, 1913, undated
ms., 1 handwritten p., "Lettere a rovescio," n.d. (1913?); ms., 4 handwritten p., earlier draft of above ms. on Ristorante Cova letterhead; ms., 2 handwritten pp., "Antracite al sole," n.d. (1913?); ms., 2 handwritten pp. (5 & 6), "Non so se...," n.d. (1913?)
3 14 SEVERINI, 1911
ms., 60 handwritten pp., "Appunti mandato da Parigi da Gino Severini," about painting, with handwritten title page.
3 15 SEVERINI
ms., 49 handwritten pp.
3 16 AMENDOLA, EVA, 1914
30 handwritten pp., "Trattate sintentico sulle tre gradazioni dell'amore sessuale," 1913, signed "Magamal" (pseud.), prefatory inscription to Boccioni dated 1914.
3 17 ALERAMO, SIBILLA, undated
ms., 15 handwritten pp., "Il futurismo italiano,"
3 18 BOCCIONI ET AL, 1910
ms., 3 printed pp. leaflet, "Manifesto tecnico."
Series II.B. Notes and clippings, 1911, undated 0.25 Linear Feet
Notes and handwritten drafts of a more preliminary nature than those in Series II.A. Some of these bear the same title as pieces finally collected in Boccioni's book, such as "Che cosa ci divide dal cubismo," and "Fondamento plastico della pittura futurista." Articles Boccioni collected about art or literature from French and Italian periodicals and a list of texts and authors he prepared, apparently for a family member, offer evidence of his reading interests.
box folder
3 19 BOCCIONI, undated
ms., 18 handwritten pp., notes on Previati.
3 20 BOCCIONI, undated
ms., 17 handwritten pp., about the Italian.
3 21 BOCCIONI, undated
ms., 2 handwritten pp., "Manifesto dei pittori futuristi,"; ms., 2 handwritten pp., "Il pittore futurista,"; 26 pp. of assorted notes.
3 22 BOCCIONI, undated
ms., 80 handwritten pp., "Note per il libro."
3 23 BOCCIONI, undated
ms., 21 small handwritten pp., many odd-sized or crossed out, "Fondamento plastico della pittura futurista, Note," with handwritten title page; another handwritten title page, "Opere in America, S. Franciso," followed by 1 p. list of numbers.
3 24 BOCCIONI, 1911, undated
ms., 15 small handwritten pp., "Note per la conferenza tenuta a Roma," with handwritten title page, 1911; 1 small newspaper clipping with paragraph circled.
3 25 BOCCIONI, undated
ms., 6 handwritten pp., "Stati d'animo, Note,"; ms., 6 handwritten pp., "Scultura," with handwritten title page "Manifesto Scultura," enclosing both of above mss.
3 26 BOCCIONI, undated
ms., 15 small handwritten pp., "Scultura," with handwritten title page, many crossed out pages.
3 27 BOCCIONI, undated
ms., 5 handwritten pp., "Scultura," with handwritten title page; newspaper clipping, 1 p., review of "La Scultura Futurista."
3 28 BOCCIONI, undated
ms., 14 small handwritten pp., "Che cosa ci divide dal cubismo, Note," with doodle of face on first page; ms., 3 handwritten pp., on cubism.
3 29 BOCCIONI, undated
ms., 10 small handwritten pp., "Libri da consultare, Bergson," brief exposition of ideas and lists of authors and texts.
3 30 Miscellaneous articles concerning issues in art and literature from French and Italian periodicals


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