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Moholy's edit : the avant-garde at sea, August 1933 / Chris Blencowe, Judith Levine.

Author/Creator:
Blencowe, Chris, author.
Publication:
Zurich, Switzerland : Lars Müller Publishers, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
197 pages (1 folded) : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, maps ; 25 cm
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Subjects:
International Congresses for Modern Architecture -- (4th : 1933 : Athens, Greece).
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946. Architect's congress.
International Congresses for Modern architecture.
City planning -- Congresses.
Modern movement (Architecture) -- Congresses.
City planning.
Modern movement (Architecture).
Local subjects:
City planning. (search)
Modern movement (Architecture). (search)
Form/Genre:
Conference papers and proceedings.
Summary:
The 4th International Congress of Modern Architecture (CIAM), 1933 was held onboard the boat, Patris II, for four days at sea and in Athens. The artist and attendee László Moholy-Nagy prepared a visual documentary of the Congress. This book is built around Mohol-Nagy's documentary.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: I.CIAM 4: a debacle avoided
1.Reservations of `the poet of architecture'
2.Piraeus
3.Andreas Embirikos: a most untypical yacht-owner
4.Heracles Ioannides: `traveller without baggage'
II.Moholy
summoned to `drop everything'
seizes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
1.The CIAM documentary and `film within'
2.Leger's harsh critique
3.The Corbusian view of Greece
4.Zervos's radical agenda
5.The incomparable light offers Moholy new creative possibilities
III.From microcosm of the ancient Attic landscape to `forest of symbols'
1.Aegina: a most impressive dialogue between architecture and landscape
2.Tombros's monument to Rupert Brooke prompts a Corbusian response
3.Moonlight
4.Poros: introduction to a `determinedly anti-metaphysical' philosopher contrasted with Moholy's view of Greek island reality
5.Symposium: Moholy integrates the `psychological and human' into the discussion
IV.The `film within'
Note continued: V.`What's in a name?'
1.An air of unreality
2.Infinite space: Le Corbusier's revolutionary project goes up in smoke
3.Serifos: a denuded island blessed with glorious architecture and wonderful smiling faces
4.Pleonasmos: increasing sense of `otherness'
a nocturnal discussion on art, psychology and multiple identities
VI.From magical caldera to the island of exile
1.Santorin
2.`The plastic feeling' contributes to a change of sensibility
3.Los: `giant kinetic sculptures' and political realities
end of the `film within'
VII.Moholy's letter to Sibyl
VIII.`A good slice of art history might never have been written'
1.Mythical immersion: Le Corbusier relives the tempestuous night voyage in Homeric terms
2.After the party: Moholy scrambles to complete his letter while the CIAM agenda begins to seem somewhat distant
3.Sachlich deformation: impetuous kick scores unexpected revelation
Note continued: 4.Zervos's agenda absorbed and new interest in `archaism'
5.La Sarraz
X.`Experiences which we rarely expressed in words'
Appendix
The Personae
Sources
Image Credits.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the George R. Gund Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
George R. Gund Memorial Fund.
Levine, Judith, author.
ISBN:
9783037785669
3037785667
OCLC:
1028825867