Gyorgy Kepes : undreaming the Bauhaus / John R. Blakinger.
- Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press, 
xvi, 486 pages ; 24 cm
- Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001.
Art and science.
- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
- 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.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.
- Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.
- Other format:
- Electronic version: Blakinger, John R. Gyorgy Kepes.
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