W04_Anni Albers

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Biographic data


Anni Albers (born Annelise Elsa Frieda Fleischmann; June 12, 1899 – May 9, 1994)[1] was an American textile artist and printmaker credited with blurring the lines between traditional craft and art.[2]

Quotes from wikipedia, artist statements, descriptions, etc…

We do not speak of designing a picture or concerto, but of designing a house, a city, a bowl, a fabric. But surely these can all be, like painting or music, works of art.

The material is a means of communication. Listening to it, not dominating it, makes us truly active. To be active, be passive.

Being creative is not the desire to do something, but listening to that which wants to be done.

“The more we avoid standing in the way of the material and in the way of tools and machines, the better chance we have that our work will not be dated, will not bear the stamp of too limited a period of time and be old-fashioned some day…And it will outlast fashions only if it embodies lasting, together with transitory, qualities.”

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Anni Albers, Camino Real, Hotel Camino Real, Mexico City, Mexico, 1968. Photograph by Jon Naar. Courtesy of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, 1976.12.1. Copyright Jon Naar Photography.

Anni Albers, Las Cruces, 1947




Books and published work What books inspired them? What books have they written?

This is the PDF of her show in Museo Jumex: https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/aNoKgGCRQziydI5wWMMX

On Weaving sample On Weaving (BOOK - PDF) On Designing (BOOK - Limited preview)

Exhibitions Documentation, links, critics, comments about exhibitions related to the artist.






Articles Articles, magazines, documentaries about the artist

A central tenet of Albers’s artistic philosophy is a Bauhausian commitment to anonymity over individualism. The reasoning behind this was that by denying the presence of the artist to create a ‘form unburdened by dominantly individual traits of the planner,’[4] and not dictated by fashions or trends, universal and timeless beauty could be attained. This is what Albers wanted for her art and design, whether in weaving or print. (Source)


OH!!!!!!! to the above!! Agreed, love that!! ❤ ❤




Oral history interview with Anni Albers, 1968 July 5

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