An overdue reassessment of Anni Albers work, one of the most important and influential midcentury artists. In this 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 as well as from her time at Black Mountain College, and spanning her entire fruitful career—include wall hangings, designs for commercial use, drawings and studies, jewelry, and prints. Essays by international experts focus on key works and themes, relate aspects of Albers’s practice to her seminal texts On Designing and On Weaving, and identify broader contextual material, including examples of the Andean textiles that Albers collected and in which she found inspiration for her understanding of woven thread as a form of language. 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.
Hardcover, 192 pages. Measures 8” x 10 ½”. Published in association with Tate Modern, London. Written Anni Albers. Edited by Ann Coxon, Briony Fer, and Maria Müller-Schareck; With essays by Brenda Danilowitz, Magdalena Droste, Nicholas Fox Weber, María Minera, Priyesh Mistry, Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye, and T’ai Smith