Color in Transparency
Fotografische Experimente in Farbe 1934 - 1946
HC 21 x 30 cm., 248 pp., 100 color images.
In the early 1930s the first color processes became widely available. After he had mastered the different fields of black/white photography, it was only to be expected that Moholy would focus his creative energy on the next hot issue among photographers. Color photography proved to be one of Moholy?s most important media of artistic production, but until now, with a few exceptions, his work in the field of color photography is unknown.
This book presents 100 works ? advertisements, portraits, urban views, New Bauhaus studies, and abstract compositions ? from the early days of Moholy?s experimentation with color in 1934 until his death in 1946. A foreword by Hattula Moholy-Nagy, an introductory essay and extended captions by Jeannine Fiedler, a chronology and bibliography will present the history of color photography and the significance of these works in Moholy?s own oeuvre.