Friday, 4 July 2014

Square Bear

Josef Albers
Formulation : Articulation
London, Thames & Hudson, 2006

Most people know Joseph Albers as the master of the square. As you will see from the cover there are some nice examples in this facsimile collection of prints, however it's a nice surprise to find a range of other strong designs included.

The book contains reproductions of two sets of prints Albers produced as the summation of 40 years teaching and theorising about art and colour. The beautifully printed images often appear disarmingly simple at first, and it is when the viewer is forced to figure exactly out how the colours and lines interact to create pictures that one's brain begins to ache a bit, in the nicest possible way.

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