In article published two weeks ago in NY Times, prior to his resignation, Mr. Chris Bangle, talks about the Futurist Manifesto, the first document that celebrates “the automobile as an object of beauty” . Prior to that, we read about his involvement in the GINA design associated with the low-housing project, part of a design class taught by him at the respectable Harvard University.
Here is an excerpt from the article and the full version can be found here:
But the Futurists had a short run: World War I soon gave culture more speed and power than anyone wanted. Several Futurists ended up as disgruntled fascists.
The legacy of the Futurists lies less in their own art than in the inspiration they provided designers like Mr. Bangle, who has often said that automobiles are “mobile works of art” and “the sculptures of our everyday lives.”
Thanks for the link Brookside!