Letter Sibyl Moholy-Nagy to Herbert Bayer, 1945

Sibyl Moholy-Nagy on the uncertain future of the Institute of Design/New Bauhaus

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In this letter, Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, wife of designer Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, writes to one of her husband’s Bauhaus contemporaries and fellow immigrants, Herbert Bayer. The letter reflects tensions within the Bauhaus emigre community about the legacy and viability of the school’s vision of design within the context of the commercial design landscape of the United States.