Nicholas Fox Weber

“Josef, a painter, designer, and teacher, and Anni Albers, a textile artist, and printmaker, are two of the most significant abstract artists of the twentieth century. This is the first monograph to elegantly highlight these two geniuses’ prolific work and alluring relationship. From their early years at the Bauhaus in Germany through their amazing effect at Black Mountain College in the United States through their fiercely prolific decade in Connecticut, it displays their life and works like never before.

The book’s easily readable writing and abundance of more than 750 artworks, historical photos, and documents—many of which are being published here for the first time—all trace this renowned pair’s extraordinary lives and careers.

The relationship between the Alberses and numerous significant 20th-century artists and architects, including Ruth Asawa, Marcel Breuer, Merce Cunningham, Philip Johnson, Paul Klee, Jacob Lawrence, and many more, is discussed in a series of brief essays on artists that are scattered throughout the book.

The package’s sophisticated color scheme and design testify to the work of both artists. It is nicely bound in cloth. This in-depth visual history highlights the artists’ full and active lives as well as their strong belief that art is essential to human existence and their endless influence on one another.”