Anni Albers

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Annelise Albers (née Fleischmann) (12 June 1899 – 9 May 1994) was a German-American textile artist and printmaker. She is perhaps the best known textile artist of the 20th century.


On Weaving, 1965/1974, PDF, Log.
  • On Designing, New Haven: Pellango Press, 1959; 2nd ed., Middletown CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1961.
  • On Weaving, Middletown/CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1965; repr., London: Studio Vista, 1974, 204 pp; new ed., exp., Princeton University Press, 2017.
  • with Ignacio Bernal and Michael D. Coe, Pre-Columbian Mexican Miniatures: the Josef and Anni Albers Collection, New York: Praeger, 1970.
  • Notebook 1970-1980, afterw. Brenda Danilowitz, David Zwirner Books, 2017, 152 pp. [1] [2]
  • "Wöhnökonomie", Neue Frauenkleidung und Frauenkultur, Karlsruhe, 1924.
  • "Bauhausweberei", Junge Menschen (Hamburg) 8: "Bauhaus", Nov 1924.
  • "The Weaving Workshop", in Bauhaus: 1918-1928, eds. Herbert Bayer, Walter Gropius and Ise Gropius, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1938, pp 143-147.
  • "Work With Material", Black Mountain College Bulletin 1:5, Nov 1938. [4] pp.
  • "Handweaving Today: Textile Work at Black Mountain College", The Weaver 6:1, Jan–Feb 1941, pp 3–7.
  • "Designing", Craft Horizons 2:2, May 1943, pp 7–9.
  • "We Need the Crafts for their Contact with Materials", Design 46:4, 12 Dec 1944, pp 21–22.
  • "Constructing Textiles", Design 47(8): "Black Mountain College", 4 Apr 1946, pp 22–23 & 26.
  • "Design Anonymous and Timeless", Magazine of Art 40:2, Feb 1947, pp 51–53.
  • "Fabrics", Arts and Architecture 65, Mar 1948, p 33. [3]
  • "Weavings", Arts and Architecture 66, Feb 1949, p [24]. [4]
  • "The Pliable Plane: Textiles in Architecture", Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal 4, 1957, pp 36–41.
  • "Conversations with Artists", ACC (American Craftsmen's Council) Forum, Jul–Aug 1961.
  • "A Start", Craft Horizons 29:5, Sep–Oct 1969.


Anni Albers, Guggenheim, 1999, IA.
  • Josef and Anni Albers: Paintings, Tapestries, and Woven Textiles, Hartford, CT: Wadsworth, Atheneum, 1953. Exh. held at Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 8 Jul–2 Aug 1953.
  • Albers/Callery/Fuller, Manchester, NH: The Currier Gallery of Art, 1956.
  • Anni Albers, Dusseldorf: Kunstmuseum der Stadt Dusseldorf, 1975.
  • Anni Albers, Brooklyn, NY: The Brooklyn Museum, 1977. Essays by Gene Baro and Nicholas Fox Weber.
  • Anni Albers: Prints and Drawings, ed. Marion L. Buzzard, Riverside, CA: Regents of the University of California, 1980. Exh. held at University Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, 25 Feb–28 Mar 1980.
  • The Woven and Graphic Art of Anni Albers, Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985. Essays by Nicholas Fox Weber, Mary Jane Jacob, and Richard S. Field. Exh. held at Renwick Gallery, The Woven and Graphic Art of Anni Albers, 12 Jun 1985–5 Jan 1986.
  • Anni und Josef Albers: Eine Retrospektive, ed. Maximilian Schell, Munich: Stuck-Jugendstil-Verein, 1989. Exh. held at Villa Stuck, Munich, 16 Dec 1989–23 Feb 1990; Josef Albers Museum, Quadrat, Bottrop, 29 Apr–4 Jun 1990. (German)
  • Josef und Anni Albers: Europa und Amerika: Künstlerpaare, Künstlerfreunde, eds. Josef Helfenstein and Henriette Mentha, Bern: Kunstmuseum, and Cologne: DuMont, 1998. Exh. held at Kunstmuseum, Bern, 6 Nov 1998–31 Jan 1999. (German)
  • Anni Albers, eds. Nicholas Fox Weber and Pandora Tabatabai Asbaghi, New York: Guggenheim Museum & Harry N. Abrams, 1999, 194 pp. Introduction. Exh. held at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 24 Mar-24 May 1999; Josef Albers Museum, Quadrat, Bottrop, 12 Jun–29 Aug 1999; Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 20 Sep–31 Dec 1999; The Jewish Museum, New York, 27 Feb–4 Jun 2000.
  • Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living, New York: Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum; London: Merrell, 2004. Texts by Nicholas Fox Weber and Martin Filler. Exh. held at Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, 1 Oct 2004–27 Feb 2005.
  • Anni y Josef Albers: Viajes por Latinoamérica, ed. Brenda Danilowitz, Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 2006. Exh. held at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 14 Nov 2006–12 Feb 2007; Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop, 11 Mar–3 Jun 2007; Museo de Arte Moderno de Lima, Peru, 28 Jun–23 Sep 2007; Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City, 6 Nov 2007–27 Apr 2008; Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil, 30 May–14 Sep 2008; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, 17 Jan–8 Mar 2009. (Spanish)
    • Anni and Josef Albers: Latin American Journeys, ed. Brenda Danilowitz. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2007.
    • Anni und Josef Albers: Begegnung mit Lateinamerika, ed. Heinz Liesbrock, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2007. (German)
    • Anni e Josef Albers: Viagens pela América Latina, Curitiba: Museu Oscar Niemeyer, 2008. (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • The Prints of Anni Albers: A Catalogue Raisonné 1963–1984, eds. Nicholas Fox Weber and Brenda Danilowitz, Mexico City: RM, and Bethany, Conn.: Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, 2009. Essay by Nicholas Fox Weber. [5]
  • Anni Albers: Design Pioneer, Ruthin, Wales: Ruthin Craft Centre in association with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, 2010. Essays by Nicholas Fox Weber and Ann Jones. Exh. held at Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, 4 Dec 2010–6 Feb 2011.
  • A Beautiful Confluence: Anni and Josef Albers and the Latin American World, ed. Nicholas Fox Weber, Milan: Museo delle Culture, with Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, 2016. Exh. held at Museo delle Culture, Milan, 28 Oct–21 Feb 2016.



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