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Gyorgy Kepes : undreaming the Bauhaus / John R. Blakinger.

Author/Creator:
Blakinger, John R. author.
Publication:
Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 486 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001.
Art and science.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
Gyorgy Kepes (1906-2001) was the last disciple of Bauhaus modernism, an acolyte of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and a self-styled revolutionary artist. But by midcentury, transplanted to America, Kepes found he was trapped in the military-industrial-aesthetic complex. In this first book-length study of Kepes, John Blakinger argues that Kepes, by opening the research laboratory to the arts, established a new paradigm for creative practice: the artist as technocrat. First at Chicago's New Bauhaus and then for many years at MIT, Kepes pioneered interdisciplinary collaboration between the arts and sciences-what he termed "interthinking" and "interseeing." Kepes and his colleagues-ranging from metallurgists to mathematicians-became part of an important but little-explored constellation: the Cold War avant-garde.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.
Contributor:
Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.
Other format:
Electronic version: Blakinger, John R. Gyorgy Kepes.
ISBN:
9780262039864
0262039869
OCLC:
1048660615
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