Anni AlbersCamino Real
Known for her avant-garde wall hangings, weavings and drawings, Anni Albers (1899-1994) is considered one of the most important abstract artists of the 20th century. Albers participated in moving textiles from the craftsman’s stage to the fine arts. Her mural Camino Real, the subject of this book, is a superb example of the work of this modern artist. In 1967, the famous architects Ricardo Legorreta and Luis Barragán commissioned Albers to create a work for the new Camino Real Hotel in Mexico City. This book, which presents Albers’ approach to textiles as a “multifaceted practice”, is accompanied by works Albers created after her installation in the United States in 1933, including innovative wall hangings, weavings and a series of works on paper. Together, these works reflect Albers’ brilliant mastery of different materials and techniques as well as her ability to work on a variety of scales. The works in this publication provide additional context and motifs, demonstrating the artist’s pioneering investment in textiles as an art form and her parallel interest in mass-produced designs.
- Brenda Danilowitz, T'ai Smith
- David Zwirner Books
- Language English
- Format26.7 x 20.3 cm