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Author Dervaux, Isabelle

Title Painting on paper : Josef Albers in America / edited by Heinz Liesbrock and Michael Semff ; with texts by Isabelle Dervaux, Heinz Liesbrock, and Michael Semff

Publ Info Ostfildern : Hatje/Cantz, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  ND558.A34 A4 2011    AVAILABLE  Oversize
Descript 190 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
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Note Catalog of an exhibition held at the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, Dec. 16, 2010-Mar. 6, 2011 and at 6 other locations through Oct. 2012
Summary: This publication presents a wealth of in part unknown colored works on paper by Josef Albers (1888-1976), documented for the first time. It was not until the German-born artist emigrated to the U.S. that he emerged as a prominent artist and influential teacher. Beginning in about 1940, Albers allowed himself to be inspired by Mexico's pre-Columbian architecture, sculpture and textile art, which led to a liberation of his aesthetic sensibilities and to unconventional, radiant pitches of color, the likes of which modern painting in Europe had never seen before. In ca. 1950, he discovered the square, in his eyes the ideal form for color. He was both a resolute painter as well as a color philosopher. Each of the works on paper presented here arouses a sensuous fascination for the phenomenality of color
LC subject Albers, Josef -- Exhibitions
Add Author Albers, Josef
Liesbrock, Heinz, 1953-
Semff, Michael
Alt Title Josef Albers in America
ISBN 9783775725873