Andreas Haus - Moholy-Nagy: Fotos und Fotograms


  • Andreas Haus - Moholy-Nagy: Fotos und Fotograms
  • Andreas Haus - Moholy-Nagy: Fotos und Fotograms

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  • Schirmer/Mosel, 1978
  • Hardcover, 150 pages
  • German text
  • Condition: Near Fine, minor sunning to spine and age discolouration to endpapers. Interior clean.

This is the most comprehensive monograph on Moholy's photographic work and his approach to art and abstraction-- highly recommended. For Moholy-Nagy, photography was of inestimable value in educating the eye to what he called "the new vision." He believed that the camera, through its ability to manipulate light and its capacity of the eye, could help us alter our traditional perceptual habits. From the Publishers Prospectus for Lazlo; Moholy-Nagys 60 FOTOS, 60 PHOTOS, 60 PHOTOGRAPHIES. Berlin: Klinkhart & Biermann, 1930: " Moholy was one of the first to leave petrified traditions in photography and tread new paths by extending photographic possibilities both practically and theoretically. He arrived at lasting results in the photogram and in photo-montage at a time when these forms were almost unknown." Much of the included material had never been published before). Also includes notes; appendices: a selection of original texts, documentary sources concerning the development of the photogram, biographical outline, bibliography; notes on the plates. Translated from German by Frederic Samson. Freitag 8481 (citing 1978 German edition).

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