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- Albers, Josef.
- Other title:
- Josef Albers in America
- München : Hatje/Cantz c2011.
190 p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm.
- Albers, Josef -- Exhibitions.
- This publication presents a wealth of in part unknown colored works on paper by Josef Albers (1888-1976), documented for the first time. It was not until the German-born artist emigrated to the U.S. that he emerged as a prominent artist and influential teacher. Beginning in about 1940, Albers allowed himself to be inspired by Mexico's pre-Columbian architecture, sculpture and textile art, which led to a liberation of his aesthetic sensibilities and to unconventional, radiant pitches of color, the likes of which modern painting in Europe had never seen before. In ca. 1950, he discovered the square, in his eyes the ideal form for color. He was both a resolute painter as well as a color philosopher. Each of the works on paper presented here arouses a sensuous fascination for the phenomenality of color.
- Preface / Heinz Liesbrock and Michael Semff
Foreword / Nicholas Fox Weber
Movement in stillness / Josef Albers's Ecstasy of color / Heinz Liesbrock
Color: a breathing and pulsating from within: about Josef Albers's Colored works on paper / Michael Semff
Albers and American art / Isabelle Dervaux.
- Catalog of an exhibition held at the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, Dec. 16, 2010-Mar. 6, 2011 and at 6 other locations
through Oct. 2012.
Includes bibliographical references.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Class of 1932 Fund.
- Liesbrock, Heinz, 1953-
Class of 1932 Fund.
- 9783775725873 (English)
- Web link:
- The Class of 1932 Fund Home Page