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BOOK / "ON DESIGN." Anni Albers

BOOK / "ON DESIGN." Anni Albers

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Anni Albers approached writing in a notably similar manner to the process of creating a fabric on a loom, as Nicholas Fox Weber tells us in the introduction to this book.

Using her portable typewriter, she wrote her texts on ordinary sheets of paper, which she then taped together to form a scroll. Only in this way could she achieve the flow and continuity of the entire essay. The act of writing itself invited her to question the relative powers of written and visual language. The entire notion of language was one of her passions: weaving words, knotting them together as efficiently as possible, putting her system of beliefs and philosophy onto the written pages. Situated in the chaotic world of Europe after World War I, she had faith in the principles of the Bauhaus, in which art and design could profoundly affect and even transform life.

In 1922, the Bauhaus provided a refuge for the young artist. The school's methods proposed an understanding of materials as the foundation from which design and the congruence between form and function (or content) took off, thus producing a universal, harmonious, and ultimately transcendent creation.

Alias presents in this edition Anni Albers' texts, originally published by Wesleyan University Press in 1961 and translated into Spanish by Juan Tovar.

Author: Anni Albers
Publisher: Editorial Alias
Binding: Paperback
Format: 14 x 21.5 cm
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: Art
Language: Spanish
Printing: One ink
Printed in Mexico

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