Vision + value series edited by Gyorgy Kepes (1965-6)

Module Proportion Symmetry Rhythm

28/03/10 – Between 1965 and 1966, New York book publisher George Braziller published a six volume series under the title Vision + Value.

The aim of the series, “…to stimulate the circulation of ideas, to find channels of communication that interconnect various disciplines and offer us a sense of structure in our 20th century world…,” encouraged interdisciplinary cooperation and sought to bring together the day’s foremost artists, scientists and scholars.

Each volume centres on a broad basic theme with the series itself speaking to the fundamental role of vision for human insight and expression.

The series is edited by renowned artist, designer and M.I.T. professor, Gyorgy Kepes and includes essays by such eminent contributors as: Rudolf Arnheim, Saul Bass, Max Bill, Marcel Breuer, John Cage, R. Buckminster Fuller, Karl Gerstner, Johannes Itten, Marshall McLuhan, Paul Rand, and many others.

Volumes in the series:
1. Education of Vision (1965)
2. Structure in Art and in Science (1965)
3. The Nature and Art of Motion (1965)
4. Module Proportion Symmetry Rhythm (1966)
5. The Man-Made Object (1966)
6. Sign Image Symbol (1966)

Education of Vision

Structure in Art and in Science

Nature and Art of Motion

The Man-Made Object

Sign Image Symbol

Resources and more information:
Images on Flickr//
Gyorgy Kepes on Wikipedia//
George Braziller, Inc.//

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