New York: Guggenheim Museum, 1999. 1st Edition. Folio, publisher's black cloth, spine stamped in white, upper board blindstamped, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
In-depth monograph on influential German-American textile artist and printmaker Albers, published in conjunction with an international exhibition commemorating her centennial. In addition to her innovative artwork, Albers taught at the Bauhaus in Germany and at Black Mountain College, and wrote frequently on design: "The good designer is the anonymous designer, so I believe, the one who does not stand in the way of the material; who sends his products on their way to a useful life without an ambitious appearance. A useful object should perform its duty without much ado" (quoted in the introduction). Illustrated throughout with color plates and color and black-and-white photos, drawings and reproductions. With a 1946 essay by Albers, "Constructing Textiles," and scholarly essays by Virginia Gardner Troy, Jean-Paul Leclercq, Kelly Feeney, and show curators Weber and Asbaghi. Fine. Item #78