The Prints of Josef Albers: A Catalogue Raisonne, 1915-1976

The Prints of Josef Albers: A Catalogue Raisonne, 1915-1976

by Brenda Danilowitz
     
 

This volume provides a comprehensive record of the entire graphic oeuvre of this addictive maker of prints.See more details below

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This volume provides a comprehensive record of the entire graphic oeuvre of this addictive maker of prints.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
The Prints of Josef Albers: A Catalogue Raisonne 1915-1976 collects the graphic works of the legendary abstract artist and Bauhaus design teacher. Early woodcut self-portraits, increasingly abstract lithographs, the famous Homage to the Square, and 10 prints that are the beginning of Albers's experiment in color are all featured here, as are the posters, album covers and greeting cards that Albers created toward the end of his career. The pieces were culled by Brenda Danilowitz, chief curator of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, who's written a lucid introductory essay on the evolution of Albers's oeuvre. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal - Library Journal
"For me, abstraction is real, probably more real than nature" telling words from Albers (1888-1976), the German artist whose lifelong exploration of shape and color theories influenced a generation of artists and challenged audiences worldwide. In addition to being one of the leading abstract artists of the 20th century (best known for his "Homage to the Square" series), Albers was also one of the century's most prominent teachers of art and design. Fleeing Nazi Germany in 1933 with the closing of the Bauhaus (where he had studied and taught), Albers settled in the United States and began his journey into the relationships between color and shape. He explored many of his most pressing concerns through printmaking, and this catalogue raisonn examines his entire graphic oeuvre over 350 color prints in a multitude of media, including linocuts, lithographs, etchings, screenprints, posters, and even greeting cards. A biographical essay by Danilowitz (chief curator of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation) accompanies the beautifully illustrated print entries. The work also includes a chronology, a list of selected exhibitions, and a very good bibliography and index. Several good exhibition catalogs examine Albers's paintings and works on paper as a whole, while others examine certain aspects of his work. But this is the first work to fully catalog and examine his graphic contributions and is thus essential to complete any collection on Albers. Recommended for academic and museum libraries as well as public libraries with strong fine arts collections. Kraig Binkowski, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555951993
Publisher:
Hudson Hills Press
Publication date:
01/01/1902
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
9.47(w) x 12.45(h) x 0.99(d)

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