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    Oakland, California : University of California Press | [Washington, DC] : The Phillips Collection
    Format: x, 210 Seiten, 20 ungezählte Seiten Bildtafeln , Illustrationen , 26 cm
    ISBN: 9780520290679 , 0520290674
    Series Statement: ˜Theœ Phillips Collection book prize series 6
    Content: "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
    Note: New vision -- Painting productivity -- Sorcerer's apprentice -- Painting after photography -- Conclusion: homecoming
    Language: English
    Subjects: Art History
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    Keywords: Moholy-Nagy, László 1895-1946 ; Malerei
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