Hungarian-born painter, photographer, and Bauhaus professor Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, who helped steer the Bauhaus in its later years towards a more design and technologically integrated direction, developed theories of art, photography, and teaching in what he would come to call "the New Vision". Originally published in 1930, Moholy-Nagy's "60 Fotos" provides the reader with the author's perspective of not only constructivist theory in photography but also with a milestone document of what this "New Vision" was and would develop from.
Culling examples of Moholy-Nagy's work with photogram, conceptual portraiture and negative printing, collage art, and thematic use of landscapes and human anatomy, the book not only illustrates this art movement's photographic aesthetic, but also demonstrates Moholy-Nagy's original and groundbreaking work.
The Books on Books series is a project that takes rare and out-of-print photography books and makes them readily available again. Each book presents page for page the entire work of an original manuscript that was either too rare or too expensive to be studied widely. The secrets these books hold and have finally been allowed to disseminate to a wider audience show the full breadth of the history of photography and some of the more momentous occasions of its development.
LASZLO MOHOLY-NAGY : 60 FOTOS