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Author Tsai, Joyce, 1977- author.

Title László Moholy-Nagy : painting after photography / Joyce Tsai.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press ; [Washington, DC] : The Phillips Collection, [2018]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    759.39 Moholy-Nagy,L TSA    Available
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Description x, 210 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series The Phillips Collection book prize series ; 6
Phillips book prize series ; 6.
Contents New vision -- Painting productivity -- Sorcerer's apprentice -- Painting after photography -- Conclusion: homecoming.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Laszlo Moholy-Nagy is the first monograph on Moholy to attend to the fraught but central role painting played in shaping his aesthetic project. His reputation has been that of an artist far more interested in exploring the possibilities offered by photography, film, and other new media than in working with what he once called the 'anachronistic' medium of painting. And yet, with the exception of the period between 1928 and 1930, Moholy painted throughout his career. Joyce Tsai argues that his investment in painting, especially after 1930, emerged not only out of pragmatic and aesthetic considerations, but also out of a growing recognition of the economic, political, and ethical compromises required by his large-scale, technologically mediated projects aimed at reforming human vision. Without abandoning his commitment to fostering what he called New Vision, Moholy came to understand painting as a particularly plastic field in which the progressive possibilities of photography, film and other emergent media could find provisional expression."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946 -- Themes, motives.
Painters -- Hungary.
Modernism (Art) -- Hungary.
Art and photography -- Hungary.
Added Title Painting after photography
ISBN 9780520290679 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
0520290674 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
Standard No. 99976508322

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