On Weaving
eBook - ePub

On Weaving

New Expanded Edition

Anni Albers

  1. 272 pages
  2. English
  3. ePUB (mobile friendly)
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eBook - ePub

On Weaving

New Expanded Edition

Anni Albers

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About This Book

The classic book on the art and history of weaving—now expanded and in full color 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 occur when design problems are tackled by hand.With her focus on materials and handlooms, Anni Albers discusses how technology and mass production place limits on creativity and problem solving, and makes the case for a renewed embrace of human ingenuity that is particularly important today. Her lucid and engaging prose is illustrated with a wealth of rare and extraordinary images showing the history of the medium, from hand-drawn diagrams and close-ups of pre-Columbian textiles to material studies with corn, paper, and the typewriter, as well as illuminating examples of her own work.Now available for a new generation of readers, this expanded edition of On Weaving updates the book's original black-and-white illustrations with full-color photos, and features an afterword by Nicholas Fox Weber and essays by Manuel Cirauqui and T'ai Smith that shed critical light on Albers and her career.

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Year
2017
ISBN
9781400889044

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication Page
  5. Contents
  6. Introductory Note
  7. Preface
  8. One: Weaving, Hand
  9. Two: The Loom
  10. Three: Draft Notation
  11. Four: The Fundamental Constructions
  12. Five: Modified and Composite Weaves
  13. Six: Early Techniques of Thread Interlacing
  14. Seven: Interrelation of Fiber and Construction
  15. Eight: Tactile Sensibility
  16. Nine: Tapestry
  17. Ten: Designing as Visual Organization
  18. Plates
  19. Acknowledgments
  20. Afterword
  21. The Two Faces of Weaving
  22. On Reading On Weaving
  23. Contributors
  24. Plate Credits