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Anni Albers: Notebook 1970–1980

Text by Brenda Danilowitz.

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A superb facsimile of the only known notebook of legendary modernist polymath Anni Albers

Beginning in 1970, Albers filled her graph-paper notebook regularly for ten years. This rare and previously unpublished document of her working process contains intricate drawings for her large body of graphic work, as well as studies for her late knot drawings. The notebook follows Albers’ deliberations and progression as a draftsman in their original form. It reveals the way she went about making complex patterns, exploring them piece by piece, line by line, in a visually dramatic and mysteriously beautiful series of geometric arrangements. An afterword by Brenda Danilowitz, Chief Curator of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, contextualizes the notebook and explores the role studies played in the development of Albers' work.


Anni Albers (1899–1994) was a textile artist, designer, printmaker and educator known for her pioneering graphic wall hangings, weavings and designs. She was born in Berlin, and studied painting under German Impressionist Martin Brandenburg from 1916 to 1919. After attending the Kunstgewerbeschule in Hamburg for two months in 1920, she enrolled at the Bauhaus in 1922 and joined the faculty in 1929. At Black Mountain College from 1933 to 1949 she elaborated on the technical innovations she devised at the Bauhaus, developing a specialized curriculum that integrated weaving and industrial design. In 1949 Albers became the first designer to have a one-person show at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the exhibition Anni Albers: Textiles subsequently traveled to 26 venues throughout the United States and Canada. Her seminal book On Weaving, published in 1965, helped to establish design studies as an area of academic and aesthetic inquiry and solidified her status as the single most influential textile artist of the 20th century.

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An acute and unceasingly inquiring creative mind in 'Anni Albers: Notebook 1970–1980'

An acute and unceasingly inquiring creative mind in 'Anni Albers: Notebook 1970–1980'

Here is a book among books—a facsimile edition of a humble graph-paper notebook, complete with dark brown tape residues, shorthand notations, and pencil drawings that both conform and do not conform to the printed grid. It was kept by Bauhaus textile master Anni Albers late in her life—primarily during the 1970s—but discovered only after her death in 1994. “We can simply turn the pages,” Brenda Danilowitz writes, “and be dazzled and beguiled by this septuagenarian’s control of her medium and the forms that she could elicit from simple materials—pencil and paper—and apparently straightforward geometry. Or we can look long and hard and compare the pages, studying the nuances and finding shapes within shapes: the soft lines of curving forms; the fine lines joining in a constellation-like manner; solid shapes or tiny points laid out on the grid. And we can let ourselves become caught up in imagining the workings of an acute and unceasingly inquiring creative mind.” continue to blog


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Anni Albers: Notebook 1970–1980

ANNI ALBERS: NOTEBOOK 1970–1980

Text by Brenda Danilowitz.

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ISBN: 9781941701744 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 11/21/2017
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