American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Moholy-Nagy, Laszlo 1895-1946. Hungarian-born American artist and educator known for his artistic experiments with modern technology. He founded and directed (1938-1946) the Chicago Institute of Design.
“With works by Hungarian art photographers and photojournalists including Brassaï (born Gyula Halász), Robert Capa (Endre Ernö Friedmann), André Kertész (Andor Kohn) and László Moholy-Nagy (László Weisz), you realize you are in household-name territory.”
“You had to go back to Paul Strand's Cubist-inspired abstractions or László Moholy-Nagy's experiments at the Bauhaus to find photographs comparably austere, intricate, humble, perplexing and sensual as Groover's table-top still-lifes of kitchen utensils or her displays of colored pots and bottles.”
“Before he was drafted, Mr. Altschuler immigrated to the U.S. from Germany to work under the artist László Moholy-Nagy and later became one of Playboy magazine's first illustrators for articles by Nelson Algren, Ray Bradbury, Vladimir Nabokov and other important writers.”
“Berlin art "L á szl ó Moholy-Nagy: The Art of Light" shows more than 200 works by the early Modernist, including paintings, photographs, photograms and collages, films and graphics.”
“Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Lyonel Feininger initially occupied the first semi-detached house; Georg Muche and Oskar Schlemmer lived in the centre one; Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee shared the third.”
“In his Vorkurs, Moholy-Nagy emphasized visual and tactile perception.”
“He considers the legacy of modernism in the light of two exhibitoins: Modernism: Designing a New World at the Victoria and Albert Museum until 23 July, and Albers and Moholy-Nagy: From the Bauhaus to the New World which was on at the Tate Modern until recently.”
“Kassak and his friend Laszlo Moholy-Nagy published an activist magazine called Ma Today, outlining the Bauhaus and Constructivism.”
“Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, and Kordas fellow Hungarian, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, founded the breakthrough architectural movement known as Bauhaus in the nearby city of Weimar.”
“Kassak and Moholy-Nagy introduced a new style of photography to Central Europe: a bold, documentary style that was unsentimental in depicting the hardships of the underclass.”
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