Interacting with Color: A Practical Guide to Josef Albers’s Color Experiments (Paperback)

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The essence of Josef Albers’s Interaction of Color in a format that engages learners of all ages and levels and encourages a hands-on approach
Interaction of Color is often presented as an overarching theory of color, but it is actually a method of learning how to better see and understand color—many of the color exercises illustrated in Interaction of Color were devised by Albers’s students: cutting and pasting, looking, pondering, and learning. This workbook companion is a teaching tool designed to enable readers to engage in the kinds of tactile creativity and exploration that characterized Albers’s own classroom.
Focusing on eight of the most important lessons in Interaction of Color, this book invites readers to learn by doing, using only simple materials. Core instructions for each exercise are enhanced by additional tips, references to Albers’s original text and illustrations, and stories about how Albers presented the ideas in class. The book and exercises are sufficiently nuanced to challenge and inspire seasoned artists, designers, and educators while also being readily accessible to younger readers and less-experienced practitioners.

About the Author

Fritz Horstman is education director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Praise For…

“Probably no-one is more familiar than Fritz Horstman with Albers’s Interaction of Color. He demystifies the book, opening to the general reader joys long reserved for artists.”—Charles Darwent, author of Josef Albers: Life and Work

Product Details
ISBN: 9780300272437
ISBN-10: 030027243X
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: June 4th, 2024
Pages: 144
Language: English