Josef Albers and Wassily Kandinsky: Friends in Exile
Edited and with an introduction by Jessica Boissel; foreword by Nicholas Fox Weber
Josef Albers and Wassily Kandinsky, artists and teachers at the Bauhaus, were exiled from Germany when the school was forced to close in the early 1930s. The 46 letters in this volume document the intimate exchange between these two friends in a period when the world was coming apart. Despite the tumult, each wrote to the other of his continuous creative evolution, while also providing rich impressions of his new world. Kandinsky’s and Albers’s correspondence reveals their warmth and humor, their strength in coping with unexpected circumstances, and above all their conviction in the resilience and power of art. Archival photographs, artwork, and ephemera accompany the collection, which brings together the artists’ full extant correspondence for the first time in English and German.
Softcover: 172 pp
Publisher: Hudson Hills Press (2015)
Language: English and German
Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.
Illustrations: 40 color + 10 b/w