9780300214796, 0300214790, 9780865592810, 0865592810, 9780300214796 (hardback), and 0300214790 (hardback)
322 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
"Moholy-Nagy: Future Present is published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-314) and index
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 Pénichon, and Carol Stringari -- The modern artist's new tools / Elizabeth Siegel -- Bridging the Atlantic : Moholy-Nagy at exhibition in the United States / Karole P.B. Vail -- Painting photography film for a new century, or just what is it that makes Moholy today so compelling, so appealing? / Carol S. Eliel
"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