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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

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  • 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.

    Worth a Thousand Words

  • 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.

    The Poetry of the Ordinary

  • 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.

    Evoking the World of War

  • 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.

    What

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • In his Vorkurs, Moholy-Nagy emphasized visual and tactile perception.

    Celebrating the Bauhaus at 90

  • 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.

    David Boyle on modernism

  • Kassak and his friend Laszlo Moholy-Nagy published an activist magazine called Ma Today, outlining the Bauhaus and Constructivism.

    The Great Escape

  • 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.

    The Great Escape

  • 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.

    The Great Escape

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