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Marciare Non Marcire (23 November 1924) (all published).

The single unique issue published of the special Futurist journal, 4 pp., strikingly designed and edited by the Futurists and Dadaists Gino Cantarelli and Aldo Fiozzi, published in conjunction with the "Onoranze Nazionali a F.T. Marinetti", which were promoted by Mino Somenzi, Enrico Prampolini, and Fedele Azari and held at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan, the contents including the letters of membership of Ivanoe Fossati, Margherita Sarfatti, and Giuseppe Bottai, articles by Balilla Pratella ("Il valore essenziale del futurismo"), Carlo Ascari ("Italianizzazione attraverso l'arte"), and Bruno Fallaci ("Bar"), as well as additional contributions by Arturo Labriola, Benedetto Croce, Dominique Braga, and others. Scattered illustrations. Some browning, fading, creasing, staining. Oversized folio. Original self-wrpps. Mantua (Eredi Segna) 1924.

"Marciare non marcire" was a slogan perhaps originally coined by Marinetti himself directly before the First World War, which translates to "March Not Rot" and indicates the need for action. This special journal represented for Cantarelli and Fiozzi a chance to return to an association with Futurism after being affiliated with the Dada movement. Prior to the appearance of "Marciare Non Marcire", the two artists collaborated on the Futurist/Dadaist journal "Procellaria", which was published from 1917 to 1920, and then followed that with the Dadaist journal "Bleu", published from 1920 to 1921. "Marciare Non Marcire" marked a return to the official circle of Marinetti, even going so far as to publish this phrase below the title of the journal: "Noi onoriamo Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, animatore futurista d'Italianità". The first page of this publication also includes the text of the first Marinetti manifesto which originally appeared in "Le Figaro" in 1909. A visually striking and scarce publication with interesting typography and use of color; as of January 2020, WorldCat only locates three holdings of this title in North American institutions. (See also: Claudia Salaris, Riviste Futuriste: Collezione Echaurren Salaris, pp. 386-391.).

Book ID: 50501

Price: $3,500.00