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Josef Albers: to Open Eyes


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Foreword by Nicholas Fox Weber"A Short History of Josef Albers" by Brenda Danilowitz"Albers as Teacher" by Frederick A. HorowitzI. IntroductionII. Albers the TeacherIII. DesignIV. Basic DrawingV. The Color CourseVI. The Painting CoursesVII. Albers's Teaching LegacyNotesChronology of Albers's Teaching Career

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Brenda Danilowitz is the chief curator of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and has written extensively on Josef Albers for a variety of publications. Frederick A. Horowitz, a former student of Josef Albers's at Yale in the 1950s, teaches art at Washtenaw College in Michigan .


"Oversized, sumptuously illustrated, and reasonably priced... Danilowitz offers a rich history of Alber's life and career... She teases out the various threads that tie Alber's teaching to the history of progressive education... Horowitz recounts Alber's classroom practice in fascinating documentary detail."-Modern Painters "To Open Eyes does a superb job of detailing Albers' impact not just as a colourist but also as an educator... Sprightly and ably written [...], beautifully illustrated and gorgeously printed and designed. Go. Buy. Enjoy."-The Art Book "This is a wonderful book for high school libraries, community art centers, and colleges and universities."-Arts and Activities "Horowitz and Danilowitz (Josef and Anni Albers Foundation) succeed in presenting a solid overview of Albers' instructional approach with background research that included interviews with more than 180 of his former students and associates. The volume is richly illustrated with art reproductions, photographs, and instructional exercises."-CHOICE "This is the most comprehensive book yet written on Albers, and it is richly illustrated with his own work, that of his students, and archival photography from as long ago as 1899."-Interior Design "Horowitz, a former student of Albers, and Danilowitz, chief curator of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, are the first to examine Albers's teaching methods."-Library Journal "This book couldn't have appeared at a better time. It's also a fascinating intellectual journey in itself."-The Wall Street Journal

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