The Great War (later, referred to as World War I) took place from 1914 to 1918 and saw the beginning, in many ways, of the 20th century.
The Futurist Manifesto- Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1909)
Futurism was an artistic and literary movement which emerged in the early twentieth century in Italy, spreading to other nations in Europe within a few years. Like many artistic and cultural trends in the Fin de siècle era, it rejected the Enlightenment era past and glorified the new. Marinetti (1876-1944) was an Italian poet who claimed to undergo a conversion of sorts to more modern ideas after a car accident caused him to re-evaluate art.