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Edited by Nicholas Fox Weber

The spiritual elements in Josef Albers’s work are considered in this beautifully illustrated catalogue for an exhibition. The book includes large-scale reproductions of rare early drawings, photographs, stained-glass assemblages, Structural Constellations, and a range of abstract paintings, including examples from his Homage to the Square series. Essays by Nicholas Fox Weber, Paolo Papone, Marco Pieri, Colm Tóibín, and Julie Agoos provide context for Albers’s relationship to Catholicism (in which he was raised) and his sense of the mystical.

Hardcover: 240 pp
Publisher: The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Fondazione Stelline (2013)
Language: English and Italian
Dimensions: 11 x 9 1/2 in.
Illustrations: 86 color + 12 b/w