Art: Original in a White Coat

THE disciplined design with which Walter Gropius refashioned architecture Laszlo Moholy-Nagy sought to extend to every visible element in the human environment. The two men had been kindred spirits ever since Gropius visited Moholy's first exhibition in Berlin in 1922, and invited the young Hungarian expatriate to join his staff at the newly formed Bauhaus. Moholy's acceptance sealed a friendship, rooted in a rare meeting of minds, that was to last until his death at 51 in 1946.

It was at the Bauhaus that Moholy's career took its essential form. If Gropius was the founding father, Moholy was the radical activist...

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