Language of Vision [Gyorgy Kepes, S. Giedion, S. I. Hayakawa] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Noted painter, designer, theoretician. Language of Vision [Gyorgy Kepes] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Noted painter, designer, theoretician analyzes the effect of visual. György Kepes [ˈɟøɾɟ ˈkɛpɛʃ] (October 4, – December 29, ) was a In , he published Language of Vision, an influential book about design.

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Viision emigrating to the U. Kepes was born in GjorgyHungary. In the same period, he was also influenced by the socialist avant-garde poet and painter Lajos Kassakand began to search for means by which he could contribute to the alleviation of social injustice, especially as he later recalled “the inhumane conditions of the Hungarian peasantry.

Kepes gave up painting temporarily and turned instead to filmmaking. Inhe settled in Berlinwhere he worked as a publication, exhibition and stage designer.

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Around this time, he designed the dust jacket for Gestalt psychologist Rudolf Arnheim ‘s famous book, Film als Kunst Film as Artone of the first published books on film theory. When, inMoholy relocated his design studio to LondonKepes joined him there as well. By chance, he saw her on the street, introduced himself, and soon the two began to date. The following year, when Moholy agreed to become the director of a new art school in Chicago which Moholy dubbed the New BauhausKepes was invited to join the faculty and to head a curricular area in Light and Color.


Language Of Vision Gyorgy Kepes

Kepes asked Juliet to join him. 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 Visionan influential book about design and design education. Widely used for many years as a college textbook it had thirteen printings, in four languagesit began vislon acknowledging Kepes’ indebtedness to the Berlin-based Gestalt 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” lnaguage.

In part, the book was important because it predated three other influential texts languzge 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 camouflagein the course of which he viewed Chicago from the air. He alluded to this experience in Language of Visionwhen he talked about natural camouflage: InKepes accepted an invitation from the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT to initiate languagr 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 vlsion on young MIT viaion, planning, and visual art students. Kepes and his wife Juliet Appleby Kepes are memorialized at Mt.


The markers are of wood and stone, respectively, and are tall and rectangular in proportion. The Friends of Mt. Auburn viion further information about the stones and their design by grandson Janos Stone.

Each volume contained more than pages of essays by some of the most prominent artists, designers, lepes 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.

György Kepes

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