An Eye for Color

An Eye for Color

The Story of Josef Albers

Book - 2009
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As a child, Josef Albers loved to watch his handyman father paint houses.When Josef grew up and became an artist, he reduced each image to its simplest shapes, breaking it down into blocks of color.

He made an incredible discovery: he could alter the entire mood of a painting just by changing the way he combined the colors! Josef spent his entire life studying color, and what he found revolutionized the way people look at art.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2009.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805080728
Branch Call Number: j 709.2 ALBERS J
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Breckenreid, Julia


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Jul 07, 2013

Imagine an artist who was so intrigued by and in love with color that he decided to paint almost nothing but squares for the rest of his life! "In 1933, Josef was invited to teach in America. His goal was 'to open eyes'..." "One color stepped away...another popped forward..." Unsurprisingly but happily vivid illustrations introduce the concept of how colors impact (or speak to) each other.


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