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

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


By (author) Brenda Danilowitz, By (author) Nicholas Fox Weber

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  • Publisher: Hudson Hills Press Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 234mm x 310mm x 25mm | 1,633g
  • Publication date: 16 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1555953247
  • ISBN 13: 9781555953249
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd
  • Illustrations note: 201 b/w, 311 col
  • Sales rank: 1,478,128

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Josef Albers (1888-1976) was one of the great abstract artists of the twentieth century, as well as one of its most important teachers, influencing generations of artists with his color theories. Born in Germany and a leading figure at the Bauhaus, he settled permanently in the United States at the end of 1934. The processes and excitement of printmaking fulfilled many of Albers' loftiest dreams. He relished its implicit detachment: the way that the medium removed his hand at last one step from the end result. He appreciated the possibilities of texture available, from his playful use of wood grains, through the crisp straight lines afforded by zinc plate lithography, to the web embossing he used in the 1950s. He also treasured the multitude of color choices available in ink - a range he often said was far greater than was possible with paints.

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Brenda Danilowitz is chief curator at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. She has taught art history at the Universities of Connecticut and Hartford and at Yale. Nicholas Fox Weber is executive director of the Albers Foundation.