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Albers. Einfuhrung von Jürgen Wißmann

Albers, Josef. Wißmann, Jürgen

Recklinghausen. Verlag Aurel Bongers. 1977
An excellent copy of this study of Josef Albers illustrated with silkscreen plates.

The silkscreen plates, all printed recto only on doubled leaves, are reproductions of works from Albers' famous 'Homage to the Square' series from the collection (with the the exception of 'Protected Blue') of the Westfälischen Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte; the reproductions are from Albers' 'Transformation eines Schemas' and 'Strukturalle Konstellationen' series. The silkscreen plates include the following:

Study to Homage to the Square - R-I d-5, 1969.
Homage to the Square - R-III a-4, 1968.
Study to Homage to the Square - blue + darkgreen with 2 reds, 1955.
Homage to the Square - Protected Blue, 1957.
Homage to the Square - Renewed Hope, 1962.
Homage to the Square - Grisaille and Patina, 1965.
Study to Homage to the Square - La Tehuana, 1951 - 1956.
Study to Homage to the Square - Yes Sir, 1955.
Homage to the Square - Selected, 1959.

The screenprints were printed by Trautwein KG Recklinghausen.
[26 leaves + additional fold-out; pp. 53]. Oblong 4to. (232 x 250 mm). Title with copyright and publication details verso, three leaves with text, 'Homages to the Square als Wechselwirkung der Farbe' and 9 colour silkscreen plates recto only on doubled leaves, three leaves with text, 'Strukturale Konstellationen als Mehrdeutigkeit der Linie' and 5 leaves with 9 reproductions of works by Albers recto and verso, 3 leaves with text 'Josef Albers Gedichte und Statements', leaf with 'Josef Albers Lebensdaten', leaf with 'Ehrungen' recto and 'Verzeichnis der angebildeten Werke' verso and final leaf with folding plate with monochrome reproduction photographs. Original publisher's glossy white boards, titles in black to front cover and spine.

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