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Author Hinkson, Lauren, author, organizer.

Title Josef Albers in Mexico / Lauren Hinkson.

Publication Info. New York : Guggenheim Museum Publications, [2017]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    700.92 Albers,J HIN    Available
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Description 157 pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm
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Note "Published on the occasion of the exhibition Josef Albers in Mexico, organized by Lauren Hinkson, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, November 3, 2017-February 18, 2018."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Ruins in reverse: Josef Albers In Mexico / Lauren Hinkson -- Devouring squares: Josef Albers in the center of the pyramid / Joaqún Barriendos -- Truthfulness in art / Josef Albers.
Summary On his first trip to Mexico, in 1935, Josef Albers (1888-1976) encountered the magnificent architecture of ancient Mesoamerica. He later remarked in a letter to Vasily Kandinsky, a former colleague at the Bauhaus, "Mexico is truly the promised land of abstract art." With his wife, artist Anni Albers (1899- 1994), Josef Albers visited Mexico and other Latin American countries nearly a dozen times from 1935-67. They saw numerous archeological sites and monuments, especially in Mexico and Peru. On each visit, he took hundreds of black-and-white photographs of the pyramids, shrines, and sanctuaries at these sites, often grouping multiple images printed at various scales onto 8 by 10 inch sheets. Albers's experiences in Latin America offer an essential context for understanding his paintings and prints, particularly from his Homage to the Square and Variant/Adobe series, examples of which are featured in this show. Exhibition: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, United States (03.11.2017 - 18.02.2018).
Subject Albers, Josef -- Exhibitions.
Albers, Josef -- Travel -- Mexico -- Exhibitions.
Indian art -- Mexico -- Influence -- Exhibitions.
Indian architecture -- Mexico -- Influence -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Barriendos Rodríguez, Joaquín, author.
Albers, Josef.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, organizer, host institution.
ISBN 9780892075362 (hardcover)
0892075368 (hardcover)

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