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Lucia Moholy: Between Photography and Life 1894-1989

Lucia Moholy: Between Photography and Life 1894-1989

Text by Angela Madesani, Nicoletta Ossanna Cavadini, Angelo Maggi, Stefania Schibeci, and Antonello Negri

"Lucia Moholy’s photographic images are cultural icons of the Modern, and it is almost impossible in viewing them again not to recognize places and portraits etched in our memory or our knowledge by their expressive power, their unusual angles and powerful chiaroscuro effects.”―Nicolegga Ossanna Cavadini and Peter Pfrunder

After studying philosophy, philology and art history, Lucia Moholy (1894–1989) worked as an editor and lecturer first in Prague and, after 1918, in Germany. In 1920 she met and married the Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy in Berlin. From 1923 to 1924, Lucia studied photography in Leipzig, and when her husband secured a position at the Bauhaus, she embraced the school’s thriving culture and community, producing many of the iconic images and portraits associated with the school, and becoming the most prolific photographic chronicler of the Bauhaus movement and of the Neue Sachlichkeit. Polymathic in her abilities and activities, Moholy is a central figure in the history of twentieth-century photography, although the fame of her husband overshadowed her work for many years. This abundantly illustrated volume appraises her lengthy career.

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129 pages
Text in English and Italian
Silvana Editoriale, 2013
9.4 x 0.7 x 9.4 inches
ISBN 9788836625406
Artist Monograph, Photograph, Women Artist 

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