The Prints of Josef Albers

The Prints of Josef Albers

by Brenda Danilowitz, Nicolas Fox Weber
     
 

—Revised edition featuring 13 newly catalogued prints, updated introductory essay incorporating new scholarship, and up-to-date bibliography and exhibitions list —Publication coincides with celebrating the 90th anniversary of the school and Bauhaus movement in which Albers was a major figure —Important Bauhaus exhibition at New York's MoMA opening

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—Revised edition featuring 13 newly catalogued prints, updated introductory essay incorporating new scholarship, and up-to-date bibliography and exhibitions list —Publication coincides with celebrating the 90th anniversary of the school and Bauhaus movement in which Albers was a major figure —Important Bauhaus exhibition at New York's MoMA opening November 2009 One of the great abstract artists and art teachers of the twentieth century, Josef Albers (1888-1976) influenced generations of artists with his color theories. Born in Germany and a leading figure at the Bauhaus from 1929 to 1933, he settled in the United States in 1934, and later taught at Yale University. As author Brenda Danilowitz writes, the processes and excitement of printmaking fulfilled many of Albers's loftiest dreams. He relished its implicit detachment: the way that the medium removed his hand at least one step from the end result. He appreciated the possibilities of texture available, and treasured the multitude of color choices available in ink, a range he often said was far greater than was available with paints. This revised catalogue raisonne makes important additions to the record of Albers's great accomplishment in the print medium, and its arrival is particularly timely this year.

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ISBN-13:
9781555953249
Publisher:
Hudson Hills Press
Publication date:
06/16/2010
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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