Anni Albers, with an afterword by Nicholas Fox Weber and contributions by Manuel Cirauqui and T'ai Smith
This new, expanded edition of On Weaving is a luminous meditation on the art of weaving, its history, its tools and techniques, and its implications for modern design. First published in 1965, the book bridges the transition between handcraft and the machine-made, highlighting the essential importance of material awareness. Albers's lucid and engaging prose is illustrated with a wealth of images showing the history of the medium, from hand-drawn diagrams and close-ups of pre-Columbian textiles to material studies with corn, paper, and the typewriter, as well as illuminating examples of her own work. This new edition updates the book’s original black-and-white illustrations with full-color photos, and features an afterword by Nicholas Fox Weber and essays by Manuel Cirauqui and T’ai Smith that shed critical light on Albers and her career.
Hardcover: 272 pp
Publisher: Princeton University Press (2017)
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11 in.
Illustrations: 105 color + 28 b/w