Sant' Elia, Antonio

Sant' Elia, Antonio

(äntô`nyō sänt ā`lēä), 1888–1916, Italian architect. Associated with the movement known as futurismfuturism,
Italian school of painting, sculpture, and literature that flourished from 1909, when Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's first manifesto of futurism appeared, until the end of World War I.
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, he created visionary drawings of futurist houses that he likened to gigantic machines. His projects for urban complexes suggest the functional architecture of the 1920s. He died on the battlefield before his plans could be realized.