Laszlo Mohly-Nagy. Text by Ludvik Soucek. SNKLU, Praha, 1965. 42 pp. + plates 12mo (6 x 7 in.) Photo-illustrated wrappers. 64 gravure reproductions.
One of the two scarce titles in the SNKLU photographic monograph series (the other is the Alexander Rodchencko book), with a choice selection of Moholy-Nagy's photographic work, mainly from the twenties and thirties.
Moholy-Nagy foresaw photography as the artform of the future. As the discovery of one-point perspective gave creative impetus to the Renaissance, so Moholy-Nagy realised that technical advances in photography and film would transform social and cultural values as the 20th century progressed. He predicted: "It is not the person ignorant of writing but the one ignorant of photography who will be the illiterate of the future."
Near Fine+; edge wear and light spine crease.