Vision in Motion. Lazlo Moholy-Nagy. Paul Theobald and Company, Chicago, 1947. 371 pp. Quarto. 1st edition. Original cloth in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Numerous black-and-white reproductions and illustrations.
Few, if any, avant-garde artists in the twentieth century, were as multi-talented and influential as Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. In this book he summarizes his aesthetic theories in relation to photography, painting, typography, stage sets, constructions, etc. Heavily illustrated throughout with halftones. A scarce in dust jacket.
"Ever the innovator, Moholy-Nagy counted among his artistic roles those of photographer, filmmaker, typographer, painter, sculptor, writer, graphic designer, stage designer, and teacher; he was never less than enthusiastic about employing new media when exploring new ideas of creative expression. He began his work with visual media during military service in World War I, creating more than four hundred drawings on military-issue postcards. Afterwards, he became active in Budapest's artistic circles, fleeing the city in 1919 amidst political upheaval. He landed in Berlin and joined the faculty of the German Bauhaus school in 1923.
In 1937 Moholy-Nagy moved to Chicago to become the director of the New Bauhaus, a school which promulgated its doctrines in America. When it folded after a year, he joined other former faculty members to establish the School of Design, which in 1944 became the Institute of Design in Chicago. He died of leukemia at age fifty."--The Getty
Near Fine+, with some tanning to extremities; very slight 'edge ding'; price-clipped dust jacket Very Good; complete, moderately edge worn, with a few closed tears (1 - 1 1/2"); small chip at crown of spine, with some adjacent creasing.