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Moholy-Nagy : Future Present

Posted on October 30 2016



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Moholy-Nagy : Future Present │Contributions by  Julie arten , Contributions by  Matthew S. Witkovsky , Contributions by Carol Stringari , Contributions by  Carol S. Eliel , Contributions by  Karole Vail , Contributions by  Stephanie D'Alessandro , Contributions by  Olivier Lugon

 

An unprecedented study of an important 20th-century artist and his diverse body of work This exceptional book offers a fresh and extensive examination of the work of pioneering artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (1894-1946). The first major American survey of his oeuvre in nearly a half century and the most extensive English-language book on the artist in thirty years, the catalogue offers an integrated presentation of Moholy's production across a range of art forms including painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, film, advertising, and theater. Distinguished scholars offer new insights into Moholy's materials and working methods; the relation among writing, administration, and art making in his practice; and his influence on contemporary art. Particular emphasis is given to Moholy's American years and his leadership of the Chicago Bauhaus as well as his reception as a painter. Over 300 works are illustrated in color, including the artist's early paintings and photograms, his whimsical photomontages---all of which are reproduced together here for the first time---and late works in Plexiglas. Beautifully designed and produced, with a PVC plastic jacket printed on the inside and a foil stamped casewrap, the book is a marvelous tribute to this phenomenally innovative artist.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 324 pages
  • 229 x 305 x 23mm | 2,088g
  • ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
  • Chicago, United States
  • English
  • 504 color + 7 b/w illus.
  • 0300214790
  • 9780300214796
  • 142,601

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