In 1936 the first and only issue of the magazine telehor (Greek for tele-vision) was released in four languages, as a special edition on and by László Moholy-Nagy. To celebrate its 75th anniversary a facsimile reprint of the magazine will be produced, accompanied by a commentary volume. The magazine dealt with the question, how do aesthetic possibilities arise out of technical discoveries? The great promise of the avant-garde was to be investigated and looked at in the light of the future: even the title refers to the emerging conditions of a media society. Photography and film are central in telehor as they are in the oeuvre of László Moholy-Nagy as a whole. Several of the texts are key texts on modern photography and film-theory and represent important media-historical documents. The reprint makes the magazine accessible again in terms of its artistic and theoretical historical dimensions. Particular attention has been paid to the production process. Thus the volume appears spiral-bound, an ultramodern technique in the mid-1930s. The commentary contains an editorial statement that places the magazine, telehor, in the context of the art and media of the 1920s and 1930s and unlocks the position of the artistic avant-garde at the intersection of two epochs. It also contains new translations: in Hungarian (previously available), in Mandarin as a homage to the original publication concept, in Dutch, Spanish, and Russian, as well as in Japanese as a pamphlet on the occasion of a Moholy-Nagy exhibition.
Designer: László Moholy-Nagy
Binding: Wirobound & softbound book