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Painting on paper : Josef Albers in America

Author: Josef Albers; Heinz Liesbrock; Michael Semff
Publisher: München : Hatje/Cantz ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
Named Person: Josef Albers
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Josef Albers; Heinz Liesbrock; Michael Semff
ISBN: 9783775725873 3775725873 9783775725866 3775725865
OCLC Number: 647901865
Notes: 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.
Description: 190 p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm.
Contents: 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.
Other Titles: Josef Albers in America
Responsibility: edited by Heinz Liesbrock and Michael Semff ; with texts by Isabelle Dervaux, Heinz Liesbrock, and Michael Semff.

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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.

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