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Josef Albers, Set of four stacking tables, 1927. Ash veneer, black lacquer, and painted glass, 24-1/2 x 23-1/2 x 15-3/4 inches, all images ©2003 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

“Josef and Anni Albers: Design for Living” at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is a tour de force of what I’ll call ‘restrained intimacy’. Both were students at the Bauhaus where they took the best their teachers had to offer, and through their intense dialogue with one another created something no artistic movement could contrive: actual love of material form.