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Anni Albers

Anni Albers


Anni Albers

By Ann Coxon, Briony Fer, Maria Müller-Schareck

“This catalog successfully shows Anni Albers’s role in the development of 20th-century modernism . . . Thoroughly researched and with high quality images that do justice to the color and dimensionality of Albers’s weavings.”—Nancy J. Mactague, Library Journal

“[A] compelling argument that Albers is a major artist whose time has come . . . The volume itself is beautifully designed and printed. The essays and, especially, the images of weavings, show Albers as a masterful technician, as well as an artist who could turn her designs into rich and tactile works.”—Adrian Higgins, Washington Post

“Filled with stunning images . . . A fascinating glimpse into history, a thought-provoking narrative of the artist once dubbed a ‘reluctant weaver’ who became a fabric virtuoso.”—Alia Jeraj, American Craft

Anni Albers (1899–1994), a German textile designer, weaver, and printmaker,  was among the leading pioneers of 20th-century modernism. Although she has heavily influenced generations of artists and designers, her contribution to modernist art history has been comparatively overlooked, especially in relation to that of her husband, Josef. In this groundbreaking and beautifully illustrated volume, Albers’s most important works are examined to fully explore and redefine her contribution to 20th-century art and design and highlight her significance as an artist in her own right.

Featured works—from her early activity at the Bauhaus to her time at Black Mountain College—include wall hangings, designs for commercial use, drawings and studies, jewelry, and prints. Essays by international experts focus on key works and themes and relate aspects of Albers’s practice to her seminal texts: On Designing and On Weaving. Illuminating Albers’s skill as a weaver, her material awareness, and her deep understanding of art and design, this publication celebrates an artist of enormous importance and showcases the timeless nature of her creativity.

192 pages
Yale University Press, 2018
8.4 x 1 x 10.5 inches
ISBN 9780300237252     
Artist Monographs, Weaving, Textile Design, Women Artists

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