Anni Albers: On Weaving
Publisher: David Zwirner Books
New Expanded Edition. Contributions by Manuel Cirauqui and T'ai Smith. Afterword by Nicholas Fox Weber. A meditation on the art of weaving, its history, its tools and techniques, and its implications for modern design. First published in 1965, On Weaving bridges the transition between handcraft and the machine-made, highlighting the essential importance of material awareness and the creative leaps that can occur when design problems are tackled by hand. With her focus on materials and handlooms, Anni Albers discusses how technology and mass production place limits on creativity and problem solving, and makes the case for a renewed embrace of human ingenuity that is particularly important today.