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Josef Albers in Mexico

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"Josef Albers in Mexico" unveils the profound connection between the abstract art and architecture of ancient Mesoamerica and the works of Josef Albers.

The book explores Albers' 12 or more trips to Mexico and other Latin American countries between 1935 and 1968, where he and his wife, artist Anni Albers, visited pre-Columbian archaeological sites. During these visits, Albers took black-and-white photographs of pyramids, shrines, and landscapes, which he later transformed into rarely seen photo collages.

The collages and photographs showcase Albers' continued experimentation with geometry, influenced by the pre-Columbian aesthetic. The book presents these works alongside significant paintings from the Variants/Adobe and Homage to the Square series, providing a comprehensive view of this lesser-known period in the influential artist's career.

The collection features contributions from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Anni and Josef Albers Foundation, offering readers a deeper understanding of Albers' engagement with Mexican art and culture.


  • 0.8" H x 13.0" L x 9.5" W (2.5 lbs) 128 pages
  • Released November 21, 2017
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780892075362

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