Poems and Drawings

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In Poems and Drawings, first published in 1958, Josef Albers attempted to penetrate to the very core of the meaning of art and life by the simplest, most disciplined means. The book project was very important to Albers, who used its format to create complementary forms in both word and line that appear deceptively simple until they begin to disclose their hidden meanings. Printed initially in an edition of only 500 copies and long unavailable, this new edition includes four previously unpublished poems that ...
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Overview

In Poems and Drawings, first published in 1958, Josef Albers attempted to penetrate to the very core of the meaning of art and life by the simplest, most disciplined means. The book project was very important to Albers, who used its format to create complementary forms in both word and line that appear deceptively simple until they begin to disclose their hidden meanings. Printed initially in an edition of only 500 copies and long unavailable, this new edition includes four previously unpublished poems that reveal a playful and tender side to the artist, along with an insightful new introduction by Nicholas Fox Weber.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781258353100
  • Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/19/2012
  • Pages: 92
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Josef Albers (1888–1976), one of the most influential artist-educators of the twentieth century, was a member of the Bauhaus group in Germany during the 1920s. In 1933 he came to the United States, where he taught at Black Mountain College for sixteen years. In 1950 he joined the faculty at Yale University as chairman of the Department of Design. Nicholas Fox Weber is Executive Director of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

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