László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946), painter, photographer, Bauhaus teacher and founder of the “New Bauhaus” and the “School of Design” in Chicago, is one of the most important artist personalities of the modern age. As one of the first artists to work in multiple media, who practised painting, sculp-ture, photography, film and design as equally valid art genres, he set stan-dards which are still relevant today.
Appointed to the Bauhaus in Weimar by Walter Gropius in 1923, Moholy- Nagy also followed him to Dessau before leaving Nazi Germany in 1933, eventually finding a second home in Chicago in 1937. Both as a teacher and an artist he pursued his revolutionary vision of uniting art and life in order to permit artistic activities to flow over into everyday life. Moholy- Nagy made an important contribution in particular in the recognition of photography, which as a new medium had hitherto not been regarded as art. This volume provides excellent insight into the life and work of the avant-garde artist.