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Lot 583

Josef Albers, INTERACTION OF COLOR, 1963

Estimate: $800 - $900

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Josef Albers (Connecticut/North Carolina/Germany, 1888-1976) INTERACTION OF COLOR, Edition of 2000, illustrations by Josef Albers, et al., published by Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1963. Includes: seventy-four (74) color screenprints, some with flaps, cut-out overlays, or other paper elements, all loose as issued in softcover folders with title and Roman and Arabic numeral identification; one (1) softcover folio volume of commentary text, 48 pages bound in dark grey cardstock wrappers; one (1) hardcover folio volume of text, 80 pages bound in dark brown cloth with white lettering to spine, Memphis Academy of Arts Library ex libris plate to back pastedown; all housed in a dark brown cloth slipcase with white lettering to spine. Overall with slipcase: 14 1/2" H x 11" W x 5 1/2" D.

Formerly property of the now-defunct Memphis College of Art.


General wear commensurate with manner of use as a former library copy. Leaves VIII-1, XV1-3, XVIII-2, XVIII-4, XVIII-11, XIX-1 are not present. Other leaves may also be missing. XX1-1 with burn mark resulting in 2" x 1" area of loss with radiating tears. Tissue paper guards are not present. Screenprints with pinprick holes to corners, creases, pencil inscriptions, some staining and handling wear, toning. Softcover text volume with white archival tape repair to spine, covers with scuffs, staining, creases, corners bumped. Hardbound text volume with shelf wear, staining, areas of loss to cloth to spine and bumped corners. Pages are becoming separated from spine. Pages to both text volumes with scuffs, pencil marks, handling wear, and toning. Slipcase with general wear, including separations, fraying sunning, staining, to cloth.