1962-1972

 

History

György Kepes’ seven-anthology set was a groundbreaking compilation of essays from artists, designers, architects, and scientists exploring new directions in education, art, science, and visual communications.  This collection contains Kepes’ notes on the production of Arts of the Environment, the final book in the series, along with correspondence between Kepes and various contributors.

Each volume, published by George Braziller, includes essays centered around a core theme:

  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
  7. Arts of the Environment, 1972

Contributors included Rudolf Arnheim, Saul Bass, Max Bill, Marcel Breuer, John Cage, R. Buckminster Fuller, Karl Gerstner, Johannes Itten, Marshall McLuhan, and Paul Rand.

 

Collection Processing and Access

A portion of collection materials are digitized and available by request. The physical collection may be browsed on request by appointment. See Reading Room and Research Policies page for details. For inquiries on the use of images, video, and other materials, contact ACT’s Project Archivist  or email actreference@mit.edu.