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The vintage ebook at the artwork and historical past of weaving―now increased and in complete color

Written via one of the most 20th century’s best fabric artists, this wonderfully illustrated ebook is a luminous meditation at the artwork of weaving, its historical past, its gear and strategies, and its implications for up to date layout. First revealed in 1965, On Weaving bridges the transition among handcraft and the gadget-made, highlighting the crucial significance of subject material consciousness and the ingenious leaps that may happen while layout issues are tackled via hand.

With her center of attention on fabrics and handlooms, Anni Albers discusses how technology and mass manufacturing position limits on creativity and drawback fixing, and makes the case for a renewed embody of human ingenuity that may be in particular essential these days. Her lucid and tasty prose is illustrated with a wealth of uncommon and atypical pictures appearing the historical past of the medium, from hand-drawn diagrams and shut-usaof pre-Columbian textiles to subject material research with corn, paper, and the typewriter, in addition to illuminating examples of her personal paintings.

Now to be had for a brand new technology of readers, this increased version of On Weaving updates the ebook’s authentic black-and-white illustrations with complete-colour pictures, and contours an afterword via Nicholas Fox Weber and essays via Manuel Cirauqui and T’ai Smith that shed important gentle on Albers and her profession.