Chicago School

The so-called Chicago (Photo) School refers to the style that emerged since its founding in 1937 as the 'New Bauhaus - American School of Design'. Of importance for the history of photography were teachers and students such as Harry CALLAHAN (teacher), Dave HEATH, Kenneth JOSPHSON (teacher), György KEPES (teacher), Ray K. METZKER, László MOHOLY-NAGY (teacher), Charles W. NIEDRINGHAUS, Frank PAULIN, Paul ROSIN, Arthur SIEGEL (teacher), Aaron SISKIND (teacher), Henry Holmes SMITH, Geoff WINNINGHAM and others.
After a stay in London, Bauhaus master László MOHOLY-NAGY moved to Chicago in 1937 at the invitation of the Chicago Association of Art and Industry to found a new design school, which he called 'New Bauhaus'. Due to financial problems, the school was briefly closed in 1938. However, Walter Paepcke, chairman of Container Corporation of America and an early champion of industrial design in America, soon offered his personal support, and in 1939 László MOHOLY-NAGY reopened the school as the 'Chicago School of Design'. This became the 'Institute of Design' in 1944, and in 1949 was incorporated into the newly formed university system of the Illinois Institute of Technology, the first institution in the United States to offer a doctorate in design. Today, the Institute of Design collection includes articles, letters, photographs, and other materials documenting the history of the Institute and the work of faculty and students.

About photographers associated with the Chicago Schhol

  • Harry CALLAHAN, Dave HEATH, Kenneth JOSPHSON, György KEPES, Ray K. METZKER, László MOHOLY-NAGY, Charles W. NIEDRINGHAUS, Frank PAULIN, Paul ROSIN, Arthur SIEGEL, Aaron SISKIND, Henry Holmes SMITH, Geoff WINNINGHAM, and others.

Photo books by photographers associated with the Chicago School

  • CALLAHAN, Harry
    HEATH, Dave
    JOSPHSON, Kenneth
    KEPES, György
    METZKER, Ray K.
    MOHOLY-NAGY, László
    NIEDRINGHAUS, Charles W.
    PAULIN, Frank
    ROSIN, Paul
    SIEGEL, Arthur
    SISKIND, Aaron
    SMITH, Henry Holmes

For nearly two decades, Harry CALLAHAN photographed his wife in countless ways: nude & clothed, on the beach, in the woods, in public parks & on city streets, and in the privacy of the family home. 'Eleanor' is the definitive publication of these photos.
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The photo volume 'Unknown' by Ray K. METZKER shows many previously unpublished black and white photographs and thus shows a previously largely unknown side of his oeuvre. It also contains an excerpt from Hans Henny Jahnn's novel 'Nacht aus Blei'.
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Fadengeheftete, gebundene Ausgabe, 23 x 29 cm., 376 S., zahlreiche S/W- & Farb-Abb., deutsch-sprachiger Text - GERMAN TEXT ONLY!
42,00 € *
reprint 2019, broschierte Ausgabe in einem transparenten Slipcase (14 Ausgaben mit separatem Kommentarband, etwa 32 S.) , 21 x 30 cm., 316 pp., 418 ills., deutsch-sprachiger Text - TEXT ONLY IN GERMAN!
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'Washington Square' by Dave HEATH shows deeply expressive, candid portraits of the young people who populated the square, as well as venturing into the 7 Arts Coffee Gallery with the infamous Beat poets. Ginsberg's poem Howl is included as an introduction
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Reprint 2019, pb. in transparent slipcase, 21 × 30 cm. (8¼ × 11¾ in.), 412 pp. (with separate commentary, 128 pp.) and complete translation, 702 ills., text language: English
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'Seven Collages' by Harry CALLAHAN shows lesser-known collages that reveal his deep understanding of the process of photographic vision: playful explorations of a visual world. He used either portraits cut out of magazines or rectangles cut out of paper.
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This book, 'Laszlo MOHOLY-NAGY. Painting - Photography - Film' from the series 'New Bauhaus Books', is a treasure full of utopias, some of which have since become reality. His technical experiments have led to art forms that are still relevant today.
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Gebundene Ausgabe mit Schutzumschlag (leicht angestoßen), 232 x 28 x 2,5 cm., 264 S., 232 S/W-Abb. (davon 150 ganzseitig), deutsch-sprachig - GERMAN TEXT ONLY!
58,00 € *