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HomeContentsThemes > New Bauhaus / Art Institute of Chicago

Curatorial and planning notes 
  
I'd like to include an analysis of the significance of the New Bauhaus (Chicago) and the Art Institute of Chicago. Does anybody have a history that they would be able to share?
 
  
Contents

Introduction
431.01   The New Bauhaus
Harry Callahan
431.02   Harry Callahan: Eleanor and Barbara
431.03   Harry Callahan: Colour work
Aaron Siskind
431.04   Aaron Siskind: Chicago
431.05   Aaron Siskind: Gloucester
Arthur Siegel
431.06   Arthur Siegel: Light abstractions
431.07   Arthur Siegel: Lucidagrams
431.08   Arthur Siegel: Photograms
This theme includes example sections and will be revised and added to as we proceed. Suggestions for additions, improvements and the correction of factual errors are always appreciated.
 
  
Introduction 
  
431.01   New Bauhaus (Chicago) >  The New Bauhaus 
  
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In 1933 the innovative Bauhaus in Berlin was dissolved the same year Adolf Hitler became Chancellor in in Germany. Most of the staff left the Reich knowing that they were at risk. In 1937 Bauhaus Master László Moholy-Nagy[1] arrived in Chicago at the invitation of the Association of Arts and Industries.[2]
 
The New Bauhaus[3] was established the same year to continue the interdisciplinary curricula that had been so innovative in combining, experimentation, art and design at the Bauhaus.[4] László Moholy-Nagy was the founding director of the New Bauhaus[5] as it evolved by heading the School of Design (1938-1944) and the Institue of Design (1944-1946). The curriculum was rich into experimenation into materials, form and technique and just as it was in Germany photography was a key element. In summer 1946 the Institute of Design organized a succesful symposium "The New Vision of Photography". As the Instute matured teachers including László Moholy-Nagy,[6] György Kepes, Nathan Lerner, Arthur Siegel and Harry Callahan influenced generations of photographers.[7] 
  
Harry Callahan 
  
431.02   New Bauhaus (Chicago) >  Harry Callahan: Eleanor and Barbara 
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Eleonor Callahan (1916-2012) was the wife, muse and subject of many of the best known works of Harry Callahan. Their single daughter Barbara (now Barbara Callahan Hollinger) also features in a number of the photographs. 
  
431.03   New Bauhaus (Chicago) >  Harry Callahan: Colour work 
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Aaron Siskind 
  
431.04   New Bauhaus (Chicago) >  Aaron Siskind: Chicago 
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431.05   New Bauhaus (Chicago) >  Aaron Siskind: Gloucester 
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Arthur Siegel 
  
431.06   New Bauhaus (Chicago) >  Arthur Siegel: Light abstractions 
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431.07   New Bauhaus (Chicago) >  Arthur Siegel: Lucidagrams 
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431.08   New Bauhaus (Chicago) >  Arthur Siegel: Photograms 
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Footnotes 
  
  1. Λ László Moholy-Nagy, 1925, Malerei, Photographie, Film, Bauhausbook 8, (Munich: Albert Langen Verlag), [Painting, Photography, Film]; Renate & Floris M. Neusüss (eds.), 2009, Moholy-Nagy: The Photograms: Catalogue Raisonné, (Hatje Cantz) 
      
  2. Λ Association of Arts and Industries was founded in 1922 in Chicago. 
      
  3. Λ Chicago's Bauhaus Legacy - Ukrainian Insitute of Modern Art, Chicago, Exhibition- 9 August - 29 September 2013
    (Accessed: 12 February 2014)
    uima-chicago.org/chicagos-bauhaus-legacy-2/ 
      
  4. Λ Magdalena Droste, 2006, Bauhaus 1919-1933, (Taschen); Magdalena Droste, 2006, The Bauhaus: 1919-1933: Reform and Avant-Garde, (Taschen); Jeannine Fiedler (ed.), 1990, Photography at the Bauhaus, (Cambridge: The MIT Press);Gillian Naylor,1985, The Bauhaus Reassessed, (New York: Dutton); Christopher Wilk, (ed.), 2006, Modernism: Designing a New World, 1914–1939, Exhibition catalogue. (London: V&A Publications) 
      
  5. Λ The New Bauhaus closed in June 1938 because of financial issues and student unrest. 
      
  6. Λ László Moholy-Nagy is known for the photographs that he took whilst in Europe but he continued to take family photographs and some advertising work. He also experimented with 35mm colour slide film. 
      
  7. Λ Adam Boxer (ed.), 1993, The New Bauhaus School of Design in Chicago: Photographs, 1937-1944, (New York: Banning and Associates) 
      

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General reading 
  
Borchardt-Hume, Achim (ed.), 2006, Albers and Moholy-Nagy: From the Bauhaus to the New World, (Yale University Press) isbn-10: 030012032X isbn-13: 978-0300120325 [Δ
  
Boxer, Adam (ed.), 1993, The New Bauhaus School of Design in Chicago: Photographs, 1937-1944, (New York: Banning and Associates) isbn-10: 0963852205 isbn-13: 978-0963852205 [Δ
  
Travis, David & Siegel, Elizabeth (eds.), 2002, Taken by Design: Photographs from the Institute of Design, 1937–1971, (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, in association with The University of Chicago Press) [Δ
  
 
  
Readings on, or by, individual photographers 
  
Thomas F. Barrow 
  
McCarthy Gauss, Kathleen, 1986, Inventories and Transformations: The Photographs of Thomas Barrow, (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press) [Δ
  
Harry Callahan 
  
Callahan, Harry, 1964, Photographs, (Santa Barbara: Van Riper & Thompson / El Mochuelo Gallery) [Δ
  
Cox, Julian; Callahan, Harry & Gowin, Emmet, 2008, Eleanor, (Steidl/High Museum of Art) isbn-10: 3865214649 isbn-13: 978-3865214645 [Δ
  
Davis, Keith F., 1988, Harry Callahan: New Color: Photographs 1978–1987, (Kansas City, MO: Hallmark Cards) [Δ
  
Davis, Keith F. (ed.), 1988, Harry Callahan: Photographs, (Kansas City, MO: Hallmark Cards) [Δ
  
Davis, Keith F.; Krane, Susan & Salvesen, Britt, 2009, At the Crossroads of American Photography: Callahan, Siskind & Sommer, (Radius Books) [Δ
  
Greenough, Sarah, 1996, Harry Callahan, (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art) [Δ
  
Greenough, Sarah; Szarkowski, John & Callahan, Harry, 2008, Nature, (Steidl) isbn-10: 3865214371 isbn-13: 978-3865214379 [Δ
  
Salvesen, Britt & Szarkowski, John (introduction), 2005, Harry Callahan: The Photographer at Work, (Yale University Press) isbn-10: 0300113323 isbn-13: 978-0300113327 [Δ
  
Szarkowski, J. (ed.), 1976, Callahan, (Millerton, NY: Aperture) [Δ
  
György Kepes 
  
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1984, Light Graphics, (New York: International Center of Photography) isbn-10: 0933642059 isbn-13: 978-0933642058 [Exhibition catalogue] [Δ
  
Kepes, Gyorgy & Supovitz,Marjorie (ed.), 1978, Gyorgy Kepes: The MIT Years 1945-1977, (The MIT Press) isbn-10: 0262610272 isbn-13: 978-0262610278 [Δ
  
Kepes, Gyorgy et al., 1995, Language of Vision: Fundamentals of Bauhaus Design, (Mineola, NY: Dover Publications) [Reprint] [Δ
  
Nathan Lerner 
  
Lerner, Nathan, 1976, Nathan Lerner: Chicago: The New Bauhaus, Photographs 1935-1945, (Allan Frumkin Gallery) [Δ
  
Lerner, Nathan, 1984, Nathan Lerner: Fifty Years of Photographic Inquiry, (Columbia College) [Δ
  
Lerner, Nathan & Prokopoff, Stephen S., 1979, Nathan Lerner: A Photographic Retrospective 1932-1979, (Institute of Contemporary Art) [Δ
  
László Moholy-Nagy 
  
Haus, Andreas, 1980, Moholy-Nagy: Photographs and Photograms, (New York: Pantheon Books) [Δ
  
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1925, Malerei, Photographie, Film, Bauhausbook 8, (Munich: Albert Langen Verlag) [Δ
  
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1969, Vision in Motion, (Chicago: Paul Theobold and Co.) [Δ
  
Aaron Siskind 
  
Davis, Keith F.; Krane, Susan & Salvesen, Britt, 2009, At the Crossroads of American Photography: Callahan, Siskind & Sommer, (Radius Books) [Δ
  
Frederick Sommer 
  
Davis, Keith F.; Krane, Susan & Salvesen, Britt, 2009, At the Crossroads of American Photography: Callahan, Siskind & Sommer, (Radius Books) [Δ
  
 
  
If you feel this list is missing a significant book or article please let me know - Alan - alan@luminous-lint.com 
  

HomeContentsPhotographers > Photographers worth investigating

 
Rudolf Baranik  (1920-1998) • Thomas F. Barrow  (1938-) • Harry Callahan  (1912-1999) • György Kepes  (1906-2001) • Nathan Lerner  (1913-1997) • László Moholy-Nagy  (check) • Arthur Siegel  (1913-1978) • Aaron Siskind  (1903-1991)
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ThumbnailHarry Callahan: Abstracts 
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