PUBLISHER
La Fábrica/Fundación Juan March

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 10.25 in. / 384 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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Pub Date
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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2014 p. 152   

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ISBN 9788415691747 TRADE
List Price: $65.00 CDN $87.00

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Josef Albers: Minimal Means, Maximum Effect

Text by Nicholas Fox Weber, Jeannette Redensek.

Surveying works in all media, Josef Albers: Minimum Media, Maximum Effect offers a new comprehensive monograph of Josef Albers (1888-1976) focusing on the artist's abiding concern for clarity and simplicity. As the title suggests, Albers strove to attain the maximum effect with minimal media. This selection of works demonstrates the continuity of Albers' austere and luminous vision, as it permeated his teaching, furniture and design objects, photography, typographical design and his writings, from his early years as a schoolteacher in Germany and the Bauhaus years to the end of his artistic and teaching career at Yale. His prolific artistic output ranged from furniture design and figurative line drawing to engraving and painting, including his renowned Homage to the Square. This substantial, 362-page survey is exhilarating in its scope, encompassing some 170 works, archival documents such as Albers' notes and journals, and dozens of essays and scholarly discourses on art, pedagogy and philosophy. This carefully designed volume illuminates Albers' artistry and teachings and allows the reader to appreciate the incredible technical skill and the clarity of vision behind his apparently simple works.
Josef Albers: Minimal Means, Maximum Effect

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/23/2014

Josef Albers: Minimal Means, Maximum Effect

Josef Albers: 'Study for Homage to the Square, Now' (1962)

“Before one lays eyes on a genuine Homage to the Square painting by Josef Albers,” Jeanette Redensek writes in Josef Albers: Minimal Means, Maximum Effect, one of our most substantial and beautiful books this season, “it is quite possible that one has already come across his signature composition in a hundred iterations: as illustrations, prints, postcards, posters, postage stamps, note cards, refrigerator magnets, mouse pads, sofa pillows, area rugs and tote bags. It is a revelation, then, to see one of Albers’ Homage to the Square paintings in person for the first time. The surfaces of Albers’ works are velvety and animated. The visible, even strokes of the palette knife, and the variations in the densities of the pigments from the color to color, from the square to square, combine to create a shimmering transparency of color. What might have appeared as a coolly intellectual, geometrical proposition in reproduction is revealed as a luminous, painterly incandescence in real life.” Study for Homage to the Square, Now (1962) is reproduced from Josef Albers: Minimal Means, Maximum Effect. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/22/2014

Josef Albers: Minimal Means, Maximum Effect

Josef Albers: “Homage to the Square, Guarded” (1952)

“Through works of art we are permanently reminded to be balanced, within ourselves and with others; to have respect for proportion, that is, to keep relationship. It teaches us to be disciplined, and selective between quantity and quality. Art teaches the educational world that it is to be too poor to collect only knowledge; furthermore, that economy is not a matter of statistics, but of sufficient proportion between effort and effect.” This excerpt from Josef Albers’ 1940 lecture, “The Meaning of Art,” at Black Mountain College, and “Homage to the Square, Guarded” (1952) are reproduced from Josef Albers: Minimal Means, Maximum Effect, the superb new release from La Fábrica/Fundación Juan March. continue to blog


JOSEF ALBERS MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Josef Albers: Discovery and Invention

JOSEF ALBERS: DISCOVERY AND INVENTION

ART/BOOKS/JOSEF AND ANNI ALBERS FOUNDATION/CRISTEA ROBERTS GALLERY

ISBN: 9781908970572
USD $35.00
| CAN $47

Pub Date: 3/1/2022
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Anni and Josef Albers

ANNI AND JOSEF ALBERS

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775748889
USD $26.00
| CAN $35.95

Pub Date: 5/11/2021
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Josef Albers in Mexico

JOSEF ALBERS IN MEXICO

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9780892075362
USD $49.95
| CAN $67.5 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 11/21/2017
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One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers

ONE AND ONE IS FOUR: THE BAUHAUS PHOTOCOLLAGES OF JOSEF ALBERS

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633450172
USD $50.00
| CAN $67.5

Pub Date: 10/25/2016
Active | In stock