(Nicholas Fox Weber, Pandora Tabatabai Asbaghi
Among the foremost textile designers of the 20th century, Anni Albers (1899-1994) was a central figure of the Weaving Workshop at the Bauhaus in prewar Germany. Accompanying a centennial retrospective of her work, this volume contains full-color reproductions of Albers' most important weavings, drapery materials, and wall coverings as well as scores of her highly influential commercial textile designs. Anni Albers had an enormous effect on the design of yard materials worldwide. A comprehensive illustrated chronology details Albers' fascinating life and career in Germany and in the United States, where she moved in the 1930s with her husband, the famed painter and instructor Josef Albers. 242 illustrations, 158 in full color, 9 x 12"
Anni Albers: Selected Writings on Design
(Anni Albers, Nicholas Fox Weber, Brenda Danilowitz (Editor))
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.
The only source in print of the key essays of a pioneer of modernist design.