ISBN-10:
0754605019
ISBN-13:
9780754605010
Pub. Date:
06/01/2002
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Anni Albers and Ancient American Textiles: From Bauhaus to Black Mountain

Anni Albers and Ancient American Textiles: From Bauhaus to Black Mountain

by Virginia Gardner Troy

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Overview

Anni Albers was a founding member of the Bauhaus weaving workshop. Her teachers and colleagues at the Bauhaus included Itten, Kandinsky and Klee, whose intellectual study of ‘primitive' art proved crucial both in raising the status of that art, and in establishing a pattern for the discussion of modern art. Albers' own investigation of the techniques and abstract designs of ancient American weavers led her to argue that their skill was unsurpassed in the modern world, and to employ those techniques in her own work.

Virginia Gardner Troy continues Albers' story beyond the Nazi closure of the Bauhaus to her emigration to America and subsequent association with the Black Mountain College. Extensively illustrated, this book offers a fascinating insight into Anni Albers' work and the history of the re-evaluation of ancient skills and techniques in weaving.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754605010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/01/2002
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.97(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Historical background
Access to Andean Art
Andean textile at the Bauhaus
Anni Albers at the Bauhaus
Anni Albers in the United States and Mexico
Anni Albers at Black Mountain College: Weaver, teacher, writer, and collector
Anni Albers: Pictorial weavings 1950s and 1960s
bibliography
Index.

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