Josef Albers : Despite Straight Lines

Hardcover: 87 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: –
ISBN-13: –
Release Date: 1961
Product Dimensions: 23.0 x 21.5 x 1.0 cm
Price: sold

Quarter paper and binder’s cloth over boards embossed with Albers’ monogram. 30 black and white illustrations. The contents include: Introduction; Line; Planes; Volumes and solids; Motion in time; Conclusions; Biographical notes; Selected bibliography; List of illustrations. Square 8vo.

Josef Albers (1888 – 1976) was a German-born American artist and educator whose work formed the basis of some of the most influential and far-reaching art education programs of the twentieth century.

Albers enrolled as a student in the Vorkurs of Johannes Itten at the Weimar Bauhaus in 1920. Although Albers had studied painting, it was as a maker of stained glass that he joined the faculty of the Bauhaus in 1922, approaching his chosen medium as a component of architecture and as a stand-alone art form. Walter Gropius, asked him in 1923 to teach in the preliminary course ‘Werklehre’ of the department of design to introduce newcomers to the principles of handicrafts.

In 1925, Albers was promoted to professor, the year the Bauhaus moved to Dessau. At this time, he married Anni Albers (née Fleischmann) who was a student there. His work in Dessau included designing furniture and working with glass. As a younger art teacher, he was teaching at the Bauhaus among artists who included Oskar Schlemmer, Wassily Kandinsky, and Paul Klee. The so-called form master, Klee taught the formal aspects in the glass workshops where Albers was the crafts master; they cooperated for several years.

With the closure of the Bauhaus under Nazi pressure in 1933 the artists dispersed, most leaving the country. Albers emigrated to the United States. The architect Philip Johnson, then a curator at the Museum of Modern Art, arranged for Albers to be offered a job as head of a new art school, Black Mountain College, in North Carolina. In November 1933, he joined the faculty of the college where he was the head of the painting program until 1949.

ヨゼフ・アルバース(Josef Albers, 1888年3月19日 – 1976年3月25日)は、ドイツ出身で、のちアメリカに移住した美術家。バウハウスに学び、卒業後は、バウハウスにて教鞭をとる。

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