Moholy-Nagy: An Anthology
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy’s diversified approach to art embraced work in painting, sculpture, graphics, film, light machines, stage design, typography and commercial art. Fine Art – the museum object – was peripheral to Moholy’s purpose. Believing that everybody is talented, he attempted More…to invent forms and images that would be meaningful to all. In his passionate concern with the individual and his faith in the social values of art, Moholy was one of the inspired teachers of our century. Moholy was also highly articulate and a number of his most forceful writings, drawn from all periods of his life, form the core of this collection. Essays reprinted here touch on his theories of art, his social vision, his principles of education, the potentialities of motion pictures, still photography and light as a self contained medium of expression. Also included are essays by a number of important figures in art and architectural history. More than 80 photographs show how Moholy realized in physical form the concepts and theories expressed in his essays. Moholy-Nagy – An Anthology aims to be both a reference work and a stimulating experience for anyone interested in 20th-century art and culture.
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