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Moholy-Nagy : future present

Matthew S. Witkovsky (Editor), Carol S. Eliel (Editor), Karole P. B. Vail (Editor), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (Organizer, Host institution), Art Institute of Chicago (Organizer, Host institution), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Organizer, Host institution)
"The pioneering artist László Moholy-Nagy (1894-1946) worked across a range of art forms including painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, film, advertising, and theater. This publication, which offers a fresh and extensive examination of his output, accompanies the first major American survey of Moholy's oeuvre in nearly a half century and represents the most extensive English-language book on the artist in thirty years. The catalogue reproduces a vast selection of Moholy's early paintings and photograms, his whimsical photomontages--all of which are reproduced together here for the first time--and late works in Plexiglas. Distinguished scholars offer new insights into his 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"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2016
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Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 2016