Walter Gropius; The Theory and Organization of the Bauhaus (1923), László Moholy-Nagy; Typophoto (1925), On Typography (1967) in Graphic Design Theory: Readings From the Field by Helen Armstrong on pages 32-34 and 44-49.

  • According to these  authors, what is missing from the art of the past?
  • What role should typography, photography, and other media play in shaping a new kind of art? 
  • What role should language play in art and design?
  • What sort of new strategies or ideas will be necessary for future art forms? 
  • What should education or “the academy” teach artists about their field?

    Something that is missing from art in past artists, is the way the artist themselves are shut off from the industry and only occulted themselves to working by themselves in becoming better. Working in isolation only lets them be by themselves and have no connection to the real world.

    The roles that the arts like photography should play are in the ways they can intertwine with each other to create a new form. Like having Typophoto which uses both typography and photography. Language in the arts plays a role by letting people communicate how they think in an art form. By doing so, it lets other people learn it, and see it in other works as well.

  • Some new solutions we have for new strategies or ideas for future art forms is being able to accept new principles for creative works. People don’t need to go to school for it when they can learn it themselves in their free time. Someone teaching you will not let you learn it. Learning manual dexterity is a way in which the academy can teach artists to get better and succeed. Being able to use a hands-on experience is a great way for artists to learn.