In 1927, the Italian Futurist artist and designer Fortunato Depero created a monograph of his work unlike any book that had been seen before. Called Depero Futurista, or “Depero the Futurist,” it is also known as The Bolted Book, because it is famously bound together by two large industrial aluminum bolts.
Filled with bold typographic experimentation, daring layouts, and featuring work in nearly every artistic and design medium, it is universally recognized as a landmark avant-garde example of the “book as object” and is often considered the first artist's book of the modern era. Today, however, copies of this trailblazing publication can rarely be found.
With your help, we want to make our facsimile — an exact replica of the original — available so that the Bolted Book can remain a continuing source of creative inspiration for the 21st century.
Each copy of the facsimile comes with our acclaimed Reader's Guide. We are also offering a unique display stand custom designed for the Bolted Book.
Schedule for Project and Rewards Delivery
The current schedule calls for The Bolted Book Facsimile 2nd Printing and additional rewards to ship in October 2019. The exception is the Book Display Stand only, which will ship in June 2019.
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