Sarah Bodine

  • Moholy-Nagy

    Krisztina Passuth, Moholy-Nagy trans. from Hungarian by Eva Grusz, Judy Szöllosy, and Laszlo Baránzky Jób, and from the German by Mátyás Esterházy; trans. revised by Kenneth McRobbie and Ilona Jánosi (London and New York: Thames and Hudson, Ltd., 1985), 448 pages, 208 black and white and 44 color illustrations.

    Na zdorovye (To your health) to Thames and Hudson for publishing a series of major monographs on early-20th century Eastern European avant-garde artists: El Lissitzky, Kasimir Malevich, Alexander Rodchenko, and now László Moholy-Nagy. At a time when publishing dollars are allotted cautiously,

  • Jack Earl: The Genesis and Triumphant Survival of an Underground Ohio Artist.

    By Lee Nordness, Chicago: Perimeter Press Ltd., 1985, 227 pp., 50 black and white and 51 color illustrations

    THE ENIGMATIC JACK EARL has been portrayed as a humorist, corn pone surrealist, and naive provincial by both the ceramic and fine art communities. Earl, the self-indulgent, apathetic, inimical, “underground” artist, remains content in the friendly confines of intellectual and cultural isolation of his home town—Uniopolis, Ohio, muck capital of the world and locus of Lee Nordness’ biographical archaeology.

    Earl’s Luca della Robbia-like painted ceramic bas-reliefs and Meissen–like figurines