BOOKS ON DESIGN THEORY, AESTHETICS AND HISTORY

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HATJE CANTZ

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Hardback, 8.75 x 11.25 in. / 228 pgs / 172 color / 69 bw.

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CATALOG: SPRING 2008 p. 136   

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Anni & Josef Albers

Latin American Journeys

Edited by Brenda Danilowitz, Heinz Liesbrock. Text by Brenda Danilowitz, Jenny Anger, Kiki Gilderhus, et al.

Josef Albers (1888–1976) was a highly influential painter, color theorist and teacher--a monumental figure in international postwar art and aesthetics; his wife and artistic equal, Anni Albers (1899–1994), created important textile artworks as well as spare and abstract paintings and drawings. Together, their artistic roots can be traced to the time they shared at the Bauhaus in Germany in the 1920s and early 1930s. After immigrating to the United States in 1933, the couple traveled regularly to Mexico and South America to study the art, architecture and textile designs of pre-Columbian cultures.
Featuring previously unseen letters, manuscripts and photographs by the artists, as well as lush color plates of their artworks, this catalogue is the first to document the influence of Central and South America on the Albers’ work. It also makes the case that their art, as we know it today, cannot be understood without acknowledging their pivotal encounters in Latin America, for Anni’s weavings, drawings and painted studies demonstrate her deep knowledge of pre-Colombian textiles, and Josef’s paintings and photographs testify to the development of his unique sense of color in Mexico, as well as the formation of his independent concepts of photography and Formalism. One particularly stunning chapter, Hommage to the Pyramid includes Josef Albers’ photographic collages of South American Meso-American pyramids. The abstract, graphic quality of these images refers directly and surprisingly to both artists’ paintings and textiles.

Anni & Josef Albers

STATUS: Out of print | 11/25/2008

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SPECTOR CUT + PASTE: #1-4

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Under the Radar

UNDER THE RADAR

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Léo Favier: What, You Don't Know Grapus?

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Taking a Line for a Walk

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Edited with text by Nina Paim, Emilia Bergmark, Corinne Gisel.

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ISBN: 9783959050814 | US $40.00

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School For Design Fiction

SCHOOL FOR DESIGN FICTION

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ISBN: 9783944669274 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 5/1/2014
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In Reserve: The Household!

IN RESERVE: THE HOUSEHOLD!

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Space For Visual Research

SPACE FOR VISUAL RESEARCH

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Co-Op Principle: Hannes Meyer and the Concept of Collective Design

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Edited by Raquel Franklin. Text by Claudia Perren, Astrid Volpert.

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ISBN: 9783959050104 | US $20.00

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Bauhaus News: Contemporary Remarks

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Less Is a Bore: Reflections on Memphis

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Edited by Julia Höner, Monika Schnetkamp. Text by Julia Höner, Tido von Oppeln, Oliver Tepel.

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ISBN: 9783959051293 | US $28.00

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Design Is Storytelling

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By Ellen Lupton.

COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM

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Mixed Matters: A Multi-Material Design Compendium

MIXED MATTERS: A MULTI-MATERIAL DESIGN COMPENDIUM

Edited by Kostas Grigoriadis.

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Pub Date: 10/25/2016
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