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Laszlo Moholy-Nagy.

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy.


MOHOLY-NAGY. Kaplan, Louis.

Cl. Durham, 1995

Book ID: 16710

In Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Louis Kaplan applies the Derridean deconstructivist model of the "signature effect" to an intellectual biography of a Constructivist artist. He shows how this effect plays itself out in the complex of relations between artistic originality and plagiarism, between authorial identity and anonymity, as well as in the problematic status of the work of art in the age of technical reproduction. In this way, the book reveals how MoholyÍs artistic practice anticipates many of the issues of postmodernist debate and thus has particular relevance today. Consequently, Kaplan clarifies the relationship between avant-garde Constructivism and contemporary deconstruction. No dust jacket, scuffed cover.

232 pp. B&W illus.