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Josef Albers was a leading pioneer of 20th-century modernism, best known for his Homages to the Square paintings, and his publication Interaction of Color. Albers was a teacher, a writer, a painter, a colour theorist, and the first living artist to have a solo retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (in 1971).


[Brings] to life each work with personality and character. Page 20 encapsulates this perfectly... Without fail this results in an ear-splitting cackle of delight from my three-year-old son. My only regret reading this book is I didn't have it several years ago when he was a baby, as the enjoyment our five-month-old daughter gets from the images alone shows how versatile this book can be. My son makes me read every single word, cover to cover, which in this case is a pleasure... Albers made the majority of the works in this book more than 50 years ago, but from the enjoyment they offer my children I have little doubt his work will continue to be influential for generations to come. Indeed, we recently visited a friend who has two Albers prints on her wall, and my son spotted them without prompting from m - Art Quarterly

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