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On weaving

Author: Anni Albers; Nicholas Fox Weber; Manuel Cirauqui; T'ai Lin Smith
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, in association with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New expanded editionView all editions and formats
Written by one of the twentieth century's leading textile artists, this splendidly illustrated book is a luminous meditation on the art of weaving, its history, its tools and techniques, and its implications for modern design. First published in 1965, On Weaving bridges the transition between handcraft and the machine-made, highlighting the essential importance of material awareness and the creative leaps that can  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ouvrages illustrés
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anni Albers; Nicholas Fox Weber; Manuel Cirauqui; T'ai Lin Smith
ISBN: 9780691177854 0691177856
OCLC Number: 974676779
Description: xi, 258 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introductory note --
Preface --
Weaving, hand --
The loom --
Draft notation --
The fundamental constructions --
Modified and composite weaves --
Early techniques of thread interlacing --
Interrelation of fiber and construction --
Tactile sensibility --
Tapestry --
Designing as visual organization --
Plates --
Acknowledgments --
Afterword / Nicholas Fox Weber --
The two faces of weaving / Manuel Cirauqui --
On reading On weaving / T'ai Smith.
Responsibility: Anni Albers ; with an afterword by Nicholas Fox Weber and contributions by Manuel Cirauqui and T'ai Smith.


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"[A] pioneering compendium."---Leslie Camhi, T Magazine "The chief argument of the book-that the hand-made and mechanically reproduced can happily co-exist-is told visually as well as verbally. . . . Read more...

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