Formulation-Articulation I and II portfolio - Josef Albers - 1972 Formulation-Articulation I and II portfolio - Josef Albers - 1972

    Formulation-Articulation I and II portfolio - Josef Albers - 1972

    Price: $24,995.00

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    Josef Albers - Formulation : Articulation Portfolio I and II (1972)
    Formulation: Articulation (2 volumes, the complete portfolio of 127 works).
    Signed and numbered.


    Only 1 for sale. Rare complete set in remarkable good condition. Signed; on justification. Harry N. Abrams and Ives-Sillman, pub., pub. 2 volumes, the complete portfolio of 127 works titled 'Formulation : Articulation Portfolio I and II'.

    Artist: Josef Albers. Formulation Articulation 1 & 2 portfolio (complete set). New York: Harry N. Abrams, [1972]. Two portfolios. Large, thick, oblong folio (16 by 21 inches), original gray cloth, containing 127 prints on 67 loose folios. Housed in original matching slipcases. Slipcases have minor wear consistent with age.

    Signed limited first edition of this collection of silk-screen prints articulating Albers’ color theories, numbered from the limited edition of 1000 copies, with 127 separate serigraphs (121 in color), signed by Albers on the half title.

    “As gentlemen prefer blondes, so everyone has a preference for certain colors and prejudices against others. This applies to color combinations as well. Joseph Albers most significant education took place in Weimar, Germany at the Bauhaus, an association of artists, craftsmen, and architects committed to a creed of merging craft techniques with creative aspects of fine art… Beginning in 1923, he became a Bauhaus teacher and taught furniture design, drawing, and calligraphy. He helped guide the Bauhaus away from expressionism and towards a constructivist art in the service of architecture. This was achieved through an extreme reduction in form to a lapidary, geometric idiom… Although he disavowed style category labels, he is credited with influencing the movements of Geometric Abstraction and Minimalism. He was also one of the first modern artists to investigate the psychological effects of color and space and to question the nature of perception… Albers combined the careers of teacher and painter so that his paintings demonstrate his theories and his theories draw upon his discoveries in design and color” (Art Industri).

    Fine condition with very minor wear around the outer slipcases consistent with age.

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