By Ann Coxon, Briony Fer and Maria Müller–Schareck.
Anni Albers (1899–1994) was a textile designer, weaver, writer and printmaker, who was among the leading pioneers of twentieth-century modernism. Throughout her fruitful career, she inspired a reconsideration of fabrics, both in their functional roles and as wall hangings, establishing thread and weaving as a valid medium for art. In her later years, Albers took up print-making, translating many of her persistent themes and ideas into two-dimensional form.
This book redefines Albers’s outstanding contribution to twentieth-century art, showcasing major commissioned works, wall hangings, designs for commercial use, preparatory drawings, jewellery and a selection of prints.