Through the guise of László Moholy-Nagy and Lucia Moholy, this dissertation investigates ways of seeing architectural influence through the lines of different photographic techniques. By analysing the pairs use of photographs, photograms and photomontages, the study examines ways of seeing influence when compared to the work of modernist pioneers and further questions if influence can in fact be proven? Furthermore, the study inspects the necessary research methods that are needed in the proving of influence. Additionally, this study brings to light various other themes that contribute towards wider architectural discussions; developing arguments for gendered ideas of authorship in the Bauhaus, examining otherwise uncovered relationships between architects and artists and giving a coherent and extensive biographic account of the lives and work of László Moholy-Nagy and Lucia Moholy.

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