Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1959. 1st Edition. Small quarto, publisher's stapled gray paper wraps printed in black and white.
Exhibition catalog for an early show of influential German-American textile artist and printmaker Albers's abstract pictorial weavings, illustrated with ten striking gravure plates. The exhibit, which was Albers's first solo show in ten years, and likewise would be her last for ten more, traveled from MIT to the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery from 1959-60. In addition to her innovative artwork, Albers taught at the Bauhaus in Germany and at Black Mountain College, and wrote frequently on design: "To Let threads be articulate again and find a form for themselves to no other end than their own orchestration, not to be sat on, walked on, only to be looked at, is the raison d'être of my pictorial weavings" (from Albers's brief introduction). With a chronology and list of works exhibited. Light rubbing to spine. Near fine. Quite scarce. Item #2207