Interaction of Color: New Complete Edition (Hardcover)

Interaction of Color: New Complete Edition By Josef Albers, Nicholas Fox Weber (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Josef Albers, Nicholas Fox Weber (Foreword by)
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A luxurious two-volume edition with the complete original plates, text, and commentary
“Absolutely stunning.”—Felix Salmon, Reuters

Josef Albers’s masterwork, Interaction of Color, is one of the most influential books on color ever published. Originally issued in 1963 as a limited-edition set of commentary and 150 silkscreened color plates, the book introduced generations of students, artists, designers, and collectors to Albers’s unique approach to complex principles.
This beautiful edition brings Interaction back into classrooms and studios and onto bookshelves, where it will find an eager new audience. It replicates Albers’s revolutionary exercises, explaining concepts such as color relativity and vibrating and vanishing boundaries through the use of color, shape, die-cut forms, and movable flaps that illustrate his astonishing demonstrations of the changing and relative nature of color. Also included for the first time are studies from the Albers archive, produced by the artist’s students in the early 1960s.
This celebration of Albers’s legendary achievements is an essential addition to any serious art library.
Published in association with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation

About the Author

Josef Albers, one of the most influential artist-educators of the 20th century, was a member of the Bauhaus group in Germany during the 1920s. In 1933 he came to the United States, where he taught at Black Mountain College for sixteen years. In 1950 he joined the faculty at Yale University as chairman of the Department of Design. The recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees, Albers was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1968 and was professor emeritus of art at Yale until his death in 1976. Nicholas Fox Weber is executive director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Praise For…

“The art book of the decade. . . . Absolutely stunning. If you know anybody who loves color, or art, or ever took a color class at art school, or just has bibliophilic tendencies, they will remember you fondly forever if you give it to them.”—Felix Salmon, Reuters

“The magnificent presentation of this edition will continue to make this book indispensable to the next generation of art students and teachers alike.”—Douglas F. Smith, Library Journal

“Josef Albers’s Interaction of Color stands alone among color theory books: a classic that never fails to surprise with its continued relevance.”—Imprint

Product Details
ISBN: 9780300146936
ISBN-10: 0300146930
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: December 15th, 2009
Pages: 300
Language: English