Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye, with an essay by Michael D. Coe
Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas examines intersections between the art-making and art-collecting strategies of the Alberses. Between 1935 and 1967, the couple made numerous trips to Latin America and the American Southwest and amassed a large collection of ancient artworks from these regions. This book considers how Anni and Josef's collection supported their aesthetic sensibilities and teaching practice. Demonstrating the Alberses' deep and sustained engagement with ancient American art, an interest that was decades ahead of its time, Small-Great Objects explores a fascinating dimension of the couple's creative vision.
Softcover: 100 pp
Publisher: Yale University Art Gallery (2017)
Dimensions: 9 x 11 in.
Illustrations: 56 color + 18 b/w