Josef Albers: to open eyes : the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College, and Yale

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Josef Albers: To Open Eyes takes the reader through Albers's life in teaching - from his first years at the pioneering but politically fraught Bauhaus; to his 1933 emigration to the United States, where he and his wife Anni became founding members and teachers at the experimental start-up Black Mountain College; and again to his 1950 appointment to head up Yale University's newly restructured Department of Design. Throughout his forty years in education, Albers influenced everyone he encountered not, as one former student says, as a "tour guide of the world of art, but rather as a living embodiment of that world."

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German-born artist Albers (1888-1976) is widely perceived as an artist who "blurred distinctions between fine and applied art." But his teaching techniques and fervent desire to open his students ... Read full review

Contents

BASIC DRAWING
150
THE COLOR COURSE
200
ALBERSS TEACHING LEGACY
252
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About the author (2006)

Brenda Danilowtiz is the chief curator of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut.

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