Josef Albers: Formulation: Articulation
Josef AlbersISBN: 0500238286; 9780500238288;
A sumptuously produced introduction to the ideas and methods of one of the most influential artists and theorists of the twentieth century. First issued in 1972 as a limited edition set of prints, Formulation: Articulation is being published in book form for the first time. Josef Albers drew on over forty years' work in a variety of media?woodcuts, sandblasted glass pictures, and oil paintings?for these poetic explorations of color and form. Created just four years before his death in 1976, the images can be seen as the summation of Albers's creative life. Albers was a student and a teacher at the Bauhaus from 1920 to 1933, escaped to America and taught at Black Mountain College until 1949, and was chairman of the Department of Design at Yale University until 1958. As both artist and teacher he influenced innumerable artists, including Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, and Robert Rauschenberg. Albers's seminal text, Interaction of Color (1963),...