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Programming Beauty – Kurt Kranz

Contributed by Forgotten Shapes on Feb 28th, 2019. Artwork published in .
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    Edel-Grotesk FSL in use in a DIN A3 folder with 16 works of Kurt Kranz that accompanied the exhibition Kurt Kranz – Die Programmierung des Schönen [Programming Beauty]. Available via Spector Books. From bauhaus-dessau.de:

    Inspired by a lecture by László Moholy-Nagy, Kurt Kranz came to the Bauhaus Dessau in April 1930. In Walter Peterhans’s photography class, Kranz began to experiment with photographic techniques and created some of the most striking abstract picture series to emerge from the Bauhaus. Alienated and abstracted faces and hands appear repeatedly in his dynamic picture series. These show Kranz’s early affinity for film as, page for page, the abstract forms interact with one another. Kranz drafted his first concepts for abstract films at the Bauhaus, although he was first able to realise these decades later in 1972.

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