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Oral history interview with Anni Albers, 1968 July 5

view Oral history interview with Anni Albers, 1968 July 5 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Albers, Anni, 1899-1994
Interviewer:
Fesci, Sevim
Subject:
Klee, Paul
Bauhaus
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Connecticut
Physical Description:
Transcript: 20 pages
General Note:
Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 40 min.
Summary:
An interview of Anni Albers conducted 1968 July 5, by Sevim Fesci, for the Archives of American Art, in New Haven, Connecticut.
Albers speaks of her educational background; Paul Klee as a teacher; color in weaving; techniques and materials; Peruvian and European textiles; her "sound-absorbing" textile designed for the Bauhaus auditorium; and her weaving workshop at Black Mountain College. She reminisces about the Bauhaus in the 1920s.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Anni Albers, 1968 July 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Biography Note:
Anni Albers (1899-1994) was a weaver from New Haven, Connecticut.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Sound recordings
Weaving
Interviews
Textile fabrics
Decorative arts
Women artists
Weavers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12134
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211924
AAA_collcode_albersa68
Theme:
Women
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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