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Interaction of Color
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1963. Folio (37 x 28 x 14 cm). 80 silk-screened folders, many with flaps, cut-out overlays or other variables, demonstrating a profusion of colors and color combinations. Folders loose as issued with commentary booklet in cloth folding case, accompanied by text volume in cloth; original cloth slipcase. With: Single-sheet review of Interaction of Color by K.O. Götz, reprinted from Werk und Zeit 5, May 1965. WARMLY INSCRIBED on the verso by Albers in German: "Mit herzlichen Grüßen [With heartfelt greetings], J.A." FIRST EDITION. A masterwork of art education, and an arresting series of prints illustrative of Albers's investigations into color theory. Since this limited first edition, it has remained in print ever since and sold over a quarter of a million copies, first reprinted in paperback in 1971 and in numerous editions until today. Only this edition, however, contains original screenprints - some 200 reproductions in all - making it the most finely executed representation of its intentions. "In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is--as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art. In order to use color effectively it is necessary to recognize that color deceives continually. To this end, the beginning is not a study of color systems." - Josef Albers. Opposing the century's old methods of teaching color scientifically, Albers developed an "experimental way of studying color and teaching color." "His color course, which he inaugurated at Black Mountain College, comprised a sequ … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts [USA]

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