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Moholy-Nagy: Future Present

Moholy-Nagy: Future Present
Library Shelf Location 18.MOHO
Publication Date 31 May 2016
Description

Notes

  • "The Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum".
  • Published to accompany the exhibition Moholy-Nagy: Future Present held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, May 27-September 7, 2016, The Art Institute of Chicago, October 2, 2016-January 3, 2017, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, February 12-June 18, 2017.
  • On the double title-page spread and the spine, the title "Moholy-Nagy" occurs between the words of the subtitle, "future" and "present". Front cover has title "Moholy-Nagy" without subtitle, but transparent dustjacket has the subtitle only, spaced so that the title appears between the words.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-314) and index.

Contents

  • Elemental Marks / Matthew S. Witkovsky -- Through the eye and the hand: constructing space, constructing vision in the work of Moholy-Nagy / Stephanie D'Alessandro -- The Old Bridge, the historian, and the new photographer / Olivier Lugon -- Back to the present: Moholy-Nagy's Exhibition designs / Jennifer King -- The Materialization of light / Julie Barten, Sylvie Penichon, Carol Stringari -- The Modern artist's new tools / Elizabeth Siegel -- Bridging the atlantic: Moholy-Nagy at the exhibition in the united states / Karole B. Vail -- Painting Photography film for a new century, or just what is it that makes mohooly today so compelling, so appealing? / Carol S. Eliel -- Aditional Works in the exhibition.

Summary

  • "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"--
  • 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.
  • Review: "Future Present is a surprisingly accessible and enjoyable exhibition about one man's continuous experimentation ... offering a vision of a modernist who saw a populist potential in art and technology."-Allison Meier, Hyperallergic -- Allison Meier Hyperallergic "[This] extremely handsome catalog is the one place to find a book in English that covers the range of Moholy's very diverse career... It is profusely illustrated and beautifully produced."-Andrea Kirsch, Artblog -- Andrea Kirsch Artblog

Biography

  • Matthew S. Witkovsky is Richard and Ellen Sandor Chair and Curator, Department of Photography, the Art Institute of Chicago. Carol Eliel is curator of modern art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Karole Vail is associate curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

 

ISBN 9780300214796
Quantity 1
Pages 322 pages: illustrations (some colour); 32 cm.
Editors Matthew S. Witkovsky, Carol S. Eliel, Karole P.B. Vail
Format Hardback
Publisher Art Institute of Chicago
Related Artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Painting, Sculpture, Photography
Keywords Time, Light Art
Artist's Nationality Hungarian
Language English

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