Josef - painter, designer, and teacher - and Anni Albers - textile artist and printmaker - are among the twentieth century's most important abstract artists, and this is the first monograph to celebrate the rich creative output and beguiling relationship of these two masters in one elegant volume. It presents their life and work as never before, from their formative years at the Bauhaus in Germany to their remarkable influence at Black Mountain College in the United States through their intensely productive period in Connecticut.



ISBN: 9781838661427
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 512
Publication Date: 5 Nov 2020
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 30.5(H) x 23.8(L) x 4.1(W)



"Two of the 20th century's most influential abstract artists - Anni, textile designer and printmaker; Josef, painter and graphic designer - are examined in tandem." -Los Angeles Times

"This handsome, cloth-bound visual biography celebrates the prolific output and fascinating relationship of Anni and Josef Albers, two pioneers of modern art and design." -Galerie

"An ideal gift for the artist couple on your list." -The Strategist

"This volume - the first to be fully dedicated to the couple - traces their relationship through rarely seen photographs, collages, paintings and weavings, which form a visual biography of the duo." -The Financial Times - How to Spend It


Author Biography

Nicholas Fox Weber is the director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. He has written fifteen books, including biographies of Balthus, Le Corbusier, and Freud. Fox Weber's writing has appeared in numerous exhibition catalogs as well as the New Yorker, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, and Vogue, among other publications.

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