Language of Vision [Gyorgy Kepes] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Noted painter, designer, theoretician analyzes the effect of visual. Noted painter, designer, theoretician analyzes the effect of visual language on the structure of human consciousness, in particular how the elements of line and . LibraryThing Review. User Review – j-b-colson – LibraryThing. This is one of the fundamental works of modern design theory, emanating from the Bauhaus.

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György Kepes

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Kepes was invited to join the faculty of the the New Bauhaus and to head a curricular area in Light and Color. While teaching at the Institute of Design or New Bauhaus from toKepes enlarged and refined his ideas about design theory, form in relation to function, and his own term the “education of vision. There he taught graphic artists such as Saul Bass. Inhe published Language of Vision, an influential book about design and design education.

György Kepes – Wikipedia

Widely used for many years as a college textbook it had thirteen printings, in four languagesit began by acknowledging Kepes’ indebtedness to the Berlin-based Laguage psychologists, and by asserting that “Visual communication is universal and international; it knows no limits of tongue, vocabulary, or grammar, and it can be perceived by the illiterate as well as by the literate…[The visual arts, as] the optimum forms of the language of vision, are, therefore, an invaluable educational medium” p.


In part, the book was important because it predated three other influential texts on the same subject: InKepes had been one of a number of people Moholy was another who were asked by the U.

Army to offer advice on military and civilian urban camouflage, in the course of which he viewed Chicago from the air. He alluded to this experience in Language of Vision, when he talked about natural camouflage: To put earlier demands into concrete terms and on a still wider social panguage.

Step by step, Kepes follows the liberation of the plastic elements: The spatial conception interconnects the meaning fragments and binds them together just as in another period perspective did when it used a single station point for naturalistic representation.

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This book includes work by the following artists [this list reads like a veritable whos-who of the modern movement]: From to he worked off and on with Moholy-Nagy and through him, first in Berlin and then in London, met Walter Gropius and the science writer J. In he wrote his landmark book Language of Vision.


This text was influential in articulating the Bauhaus principles as well as the Gestalt theories. InKepes accepted an invitation from the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT to initiate a program there in visual design, a division that later became the Center for Advanced Visual Studies c.

His own art having moved toward abstract painting, he developed a parallel interest in new scientific imagery, in part because it too had grown increasing “abstract. His theories on visual perception and, particularly, his personal mentorship, had a profound influence on young MIT architecture, planning, and visual art students.

Language Of Vision Gyorgy Kepes

Each volume contained more than pages of essays by some of the most prominent artists, designers, architects and scientists of the time. The richness of the volumes is reflected in their titles: In his lifetime, Kepes produced other books of lasting importance, among them Graphic Forms: He was also a prolific painter and photographer, and his work is in major collections. In he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member and became a full Academician in Prev Next Out of Stock.