Publication: Moholy´s Edit The Avant-Garde at Sea, August 1933.
by Chris Blencowe, Judith Levine, Published by Lars Müller Publishers, Zurich, 2019
DATE: 8/11/2018
The book concerns the four-day cruise to the Aegean islands made by the "inner circle" of the International Congress of Modern Architecture (CIAM) and their friends during the 4th congress in August 1933. Structured around that sequence of Moholy-Nagy´s film Architects´ Congress dealing with the cruise, the book sheds light on this legendary event in the history of the European architectural and artistic avant-garde.

Together with a close study of Le Corbusier´s sketches and notes in his carnet B5, all of these documents (and even more)—compiled by the authors with utmost care—reveal the preoccupations of the key personae including Sigfried Giedion, Fernand Léger, Amédée Ozenfant, Cornelis van Eesteren, Otto Neurath, and Le Corbusier himself, enabling a reconstruction of their epiphanies, discussions and estrangements at this critical moment in history.

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