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Anni and Josef Albers - Art and Life

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This career-spanning catalog uncovers the significant artistic achievements – both individual and shared – of two of the greatest pioneers of twentieth-century modernism, Josef and Anni Albers. With more than two hundred and fifty works, including paintings, photographs, drawings, textiles, and furniture, this essential volume traces the creative development of Josef and Anni Albers—both instrumental figures in the development of modernism and abstract art.

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This career-spanning catalog uncovers the significant artistic achievements – both individual and shared – of two of the greatest pioneers of twentieth-century modernism, Josef and Anni Albers. With more than two hundred and fifty works, including paintings, photographs, drawings, textiles, and furniture, this essential volume traces the creative development of Josef and Anni Albers—both instrumental figures in the development of modernism and abstract art.

Richly illustrated throughout, this book features contributions from leading experts exploring the couple's relationship and key aspects of their professional partnership, including their encounter with the Bauhaus school and their influential years at Black Mountain College in North Carolina.

Extensive essays examine topics such as the influence of pre-Columbian art; Josef's masterpiece, Homage to the Square; Anni's jewelery and works on paper; Josef's famous classes at Yale University; and Anni's years as a graphic designer after her husband's death.

Both artists are celebrated for their enduring achievements in their respective fields - Josef for his color theory classes at Yale, Anni for her innovative use of unconventional materials, for the many ways in which their work challenged the status quo and continues to inspire artists to do the same.

Dimensions: 28.8 x 24 cm
Pages: 280
Language: English
Authors: Anni and Josef Albers
Publisher: Prestel

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