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Anni Albers On Weaving Book Launch and Design Conversation

  • Vitra Pop-Up (opposite the Whitney Museum) 100 Gansevoort Street New York, NY, 10014 United States (map)

Anni Albers On Weaving Book Launch and Design Conversation


The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation is delighted to announce a new, expanded, full-color edition of Anni Albers’s On Weaving, published by Princeton University Press. This updated version of the pivotal 1965 book will be available in September.

Please join us for the launch party and a public conversation, moderated by Brenda Danilowitz, chief curator of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. The participants will be Glenn Adamson, curator and theorist who works across fields of design, craft, and contemporary art; Christina Kim, artist, textile designer, and founder of the Los Angeles-based clothing brand dosa; and Billie Tsien, architect and partner at Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.

A reception will follow the discussion, giving you a chance to speak with the panelists as well as Albers Foundation staff members and discover “the event of a thread” in Anni Albers’s own words. 

On Weaving, which will be for sale at the book party, is now available for preorder.

The talk and reception are free and open to the public. Registration for the talk is required and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Special thanks to Vitra for their kind generosity.

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Anni Albers was one of the 20th century’s most innovative and influential textile artists, creating subtle abstract works of art, bold wall hangings, and sophisticated architectural fabrics, in addition to experimental jewelry and prints. In On Weaving she gathered her vast knowledge and observations about the art of weaving and its implications for modern design. The new, expanded edition of On Weaving features new photography and gorgeous full-color illustrations, paying homage to the original book's design while introducing new essays by Manuel Cirauqui, T'ai Smith, and Nicholas Fox Weber.

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Image: Anni Albers in her weaving studio at Black Mountain College, 1937, photograph by Helen M. Post. Courtesy of the Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina