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The Resource Josef Albers : life and work, Charles Darwent

Josef Albers : life and work, Charles Darwent

Label
Josef Albers : life and work
Title
Josef Albers
Title remainder
life and work
Statement of responsibility
Charles Darwent
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While Josef Albers' Bauhaus colleagues Klee and Kandinsky are household names, Albers himself has remained inscrutable. He is best known as the painter of the 'Homages to the Square', a series of over 2,000 seemingly tightly controlled experiments in the interaction of colour. Yet he did not begin these pictures until he was in his sixties, already several decades into his career as an artist, maker and theorist, much of it pursued in the United States following the Nazi dissolution of the Bauhaus in 1933. Drawing on extensive unpublished archival writings, documents, and illustrations, this is the first full-scale biography of one of the 20th-century's great artists. Among Albers's unpublished papers are letters from friends John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, and Eva Hesse, as well as fans and collectors ranging from the composer Virgil Thomson to the cartoonist Saul Steinberg. If his network of influence was surprisingly wide, so too, were his interests
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Darwent, Charles
Dewey number
709.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
N6480-6495
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Albers, Josef
  • Artists
  • Designers
  • ART / General
Label
Josef Albers : life and work, Charles Darwent
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Homages to the square -- Am Anfang -- The world outside: Berlin and Munich --- A man of glass: Weimar -- Student to Meister: Dessau and Berlin -- Amerika: Black Mountain College -- Ends and beginnings: Yale -- That which should accompany old age
Control code
on1043478604
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
335 pages , [23] pages of plates
Isbn
9780500519103
Lccn
2018932309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780500519103
  • (OCoLC)1043478604
Label
Josef Albers : life and work, Charles Darwent
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Homages to the square -- Am Anfang -- The world outside: Berlin and Munich --- A man of glass: Weimar -- Student to Meister: Dessau and Berlin -- Amerika: Black Mountain College -- Ends and beginnings: Yale -- That which should accompany old age
Control code
on1043478604
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
335 pages , [23] pages of plates
Isbn
9780500519103
Lccn
2018932309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780500519103
  • (OCoLC)1043478604

Library Locations

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