Anni Albers

Anni Albers Anni Albers was one of the most influential textile designers of the th century Born in Berlin in she became a student at the Bauhaus in Weimar where she met her husband Josef Albe

  • Title: Anni Albers
  • Author: Anni Albers
  • ISBN: 9780819564474
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Anni Albers 1899 1994 was one of the most influential textile designers of the 20th century Born in Berlin, in 1922 she became a student at the Bauhaus in Weimar, where she met her husband, Josef Albers From 1933 to 1949 Albers taught at Black Mountain College The fifteen essays gathered here illustrate Anni Albers s concept of design as the pursuit of wholeness Anni Albers 1899 1994 was one of the most influential textile designers of the 20th century Born in Berlin, in 1922 she became a student at the Bauhaus in Weimar, where she met her husband, Josef Albers From 1933 to 1949 Albers taught at Black Mountain College The fifteen essays gathered here illustrate Anni Albers s concept of design as the pursuit of wholeness the coalition of form answering practical needs and form answering aesthetic needs This beautifully illustrated book addresses the artistic and practical concerns of modern design and considers the ever changing role of the designer.Albers s work is in private collections and in those of leading museums both here and abroad Among them are the Busch Reisinger Museum at Harvard University, the Balti Museum of Art, the Museum Neue Sammlung in Munich, the Bauhaus Archiv in Berlin, and the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York Her previous books include On Weaving 1965 and On Designing 1961 , both published by Wesleyan

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    1. "Students worry about choosing their way. I always tell them, 'you can go anywhere from anywhere'."Anni Albers' lovely 1982 essay, "Material as Metaphor", concludes this wide-ranging selection of her writings on art and design. Her ideas contradict, evolve, challenge. From the 1930's and the Bauhaus, to the 1940's and Black Mountain College, to her time with her husband at Yale, to widowhood, Albers always strived for an open mind and hand in her approach to both materials and finished product.M [...]

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