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Chicago makes modern : how creative minds changed society / edited by Mary Jane Jacob and Jacquelynn Baas.

Jacob, Mary Jane.
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Chicago : School of the Art Institute of Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012.

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xxi, 305 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm


Modern minds. Like minded: Jane Addams, John Dewey, and László Moholy-Nagy / Mary Jane Jacob -- Better than before: László Moholy-Nagy and the New Bauhaus in Chicago / Maggie Taft -- Moholy's upward fall / Ronald Jones -- Designers in film: Goldsholl Associates, the avant-garde, and midcentury advertising films / Amy Beste -- Modern mind and typographic modernity in György Kepes's language of vision / Michael J. Golec -- From Chicago to Berlin and back again / Kathleen James-Chakraborty -- Buckminster Fuller in Chicago: a modern individual experiment / Tricia van Eck -- Keck and Keck: the Chicago modern continuum / Andreas Vogler and Arturo Vittori -- Mies is in pieces / Ben Nicholson -- Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle's reckonings with Mies / Elizabeth A.T. Smith -- Artists' mind. My modern: experiencing exhibitions / Kate Zeller -- Incomplete final checklist (unconfirmed) / Marcos Corrales -- Lightplaying / Helen Maria Nugent and Jan Tichy -- Mies as transparent viewing cabinet for Pancho's crazy façade / Ângela Ferreira -- Bioline: activating the mundane / Walter Hood -- Minding / J. Morgan Puett -- End notes / Narelle Jubelin and Carla Duarte -- Modernity retired / Staffan Schmidt -- Design with conviction / Charles Harrison interviewed by Zoë Ryan -- Life as art / Anna Halprin interviewed by Jacquelynn Baas -- City of art / Michelangelo Pistoletto interviewed by Mary Jane Jacob -- An outbreak of peace / Jitish Kallat interviewed by Madhuvanti Ghose -- Raising the roof / Ai Weiwei interviewed by Jacquelynn Baas -- Integrating art and life / artway of thinking interviewed by Mary Jane Jacob.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.



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