ON WEAVING • Anni Albers

Paperback / 204 pages
Wesleyan University Press / 1974 / 2nd edition

Anni Albers humbly dedicated her seminal book On Weaving to "my great teachers, the weavers of ancient Peru." In her introduction to the book, Albers wrote:

I approached the subject as one concerned with the visual, structural side of weaving . . . My concern here was to comment on some textile principles underlying some evident fact. By taking up textile fundamentals and methods, I hoped to include in my audience not only weavers but also those whose work in other fields encompasses textile problems.

In her unique, luminous way, Anni Albers created an elegant, lucid, and entertaining book and quietly and authoritatively provides both the general reader and the informed expert with a meditation on weaving, its history, its tools and techniques, and its implication for twentieth century design and designers.

A contemporary review of On Weaving in 1966 praised the book for its inspiration and wisdom. Capturing precisely Anni Albers’s intentions, the reviewer wrote "it should be read by every craftsman in this age where experiment has degenerated into mere concoction and first principles are disregarded in favor of the second rate."

︎ Condition note: A used book in Acceptable - Good condition / bumping and fraying to corners / book is slightly bent / Rubbing and scratches to cover [as pictured] / sticker residue / edgewear / Binding is tight and sturdy / Interior pages are free of marks and underlinings