Antonio Santelia-studio-per-centrale-elettrica_1914 This is futurism because it suggests movement upwards represented by a building which is the main focal point in this art work. This suggests technology due to the architectural detailing.
Futurism. Sant'Elia (1888-1916) was an Italian architect from Como, key member of the Futurist movement in architecture. A nationalist as well as an irredentist, Sant'Elia joined the Italian army as Italy entered World War I in 1915. He was killed during the Eighth Battle of the Isonzo, near Gorizia. Most of his designs were never built, but his futurist vision has influenced many architects, artists and designers.