Lucia Moholy: Between Photography and Life 1894-1989
Text by Angela Madesani, Nicoletta Ossanna Cavadini, Angelo Maggi, Stefania Schibeci, Antonello Negri.
After studying philosophy, philology and art history, Lucia Moholy (1894–1989) worked as an editor and lecturer first in Prague and, after 1918, in Germany. In 1920 she met and married the Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy in Berlin. From 1923 to 1924, Lucia studied photography in Leipzig, and when her husband secured a position at the Bauhaus, she embraced the school’s thriving culture and community, producing many of the iconic images and portraits associated with the school, and becoming the most prolific photographic chronicler of the Bauhaus movement and of the Neue Sachlichkeit. Polymathic in her abilities and activities, Moholy is a central figure in the history of twentieth-century photography, although the fame of her husband overshadowed her work for many years. This abundantly illustrated, affordable volume appraises her lengthy career.