Series IIIa: Books 1954–1977, undated

The Books series includes handwritten and typed drafts, page and plate proofs, correspondence, contracts, notes, lists, publicity, and printed materials pertaining to books written by or in collaboration with Josef Albers, including various editions of each. Books include the monograph Josef Albers by Eugen Gomringer, in the production of which Josef played a large part (note that this subseries contains nearly all of the subgroup’s correspondence between Eugen Gomringer and Josef Albers); Despite Straight Lines by Francois Bucher; Formulation: Articulation, a print portfolio included in this subseries due to extensive text by Josef; his most important publication and among his most important teaching contributions, Interaction of Color; Poems and Drawings; and Search versus Re-Search: Three Lectures by Josef Albers at Trinity College. This subseries contains a wealth of material demonstrating Josef’s commitment to art and art education.

Description Dates Box Folder

Formulation: Articulation 2 PORTFOLIOS. NEW HAVEN: IVES-SILLMAN; NEW YORK: HARRY N. ABRAMS

1972, 1965–1976

Handwritten typescript drafts

undated 69 1

Project statement

1970 69 2

Harry N. Abrams correspondence and contract

1965–1976 69 3

Letters in response to gifts

1972–1975 69 4

Lists of gift recipients

1972, undated 69 5

Portfolio folders

undated 69 6

Content description and process

undated 69 7

Publicity

1972 69 8

Prospective exhibition correspondence

1972–1974 69 9

Poems and Drawings NEW HAVEN: READYMADE PRESS 1958. SECOND ED.,
NEW YORK: GEORGE WITTENBORN 1961. [SEE IIIB. VARIOUS FOR POEMS]

1954–1976, undated

Handwritten notes

undated 69 10

List of gift recipients

undated 69 11

Publicity

1960 69 12

Correspondence and drawings

1954–1976 69 13

Despite Straight Lines FRANÇOIS BUCHER. NEW HAVEN AND LONDON: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1961.
REVISED EDITION. CAMBRIDGE AND LONDON: MIT PRESS, 1977. GERMAN EDITION.
(TROTZ DER GERADEN), BERN: BENTELI-VERLAG, 1961.

1960–1979, undated

Early transcript and handwritten draft with handwritten corrections

undated 70 1

Composite drafts

undated 70 2

Composite German drafts

undated 70 3

Early transcript draft with handwritten corrections

undated 70 4

Yale University Press proofs with handwritten corrections

1961 70 5

Handwritten notes and correspondence drafts

undated 70 6

François Bucher correspondence

1960–1976 70 7

Yale University Press memorandum of agreement and correspondence

1961–1973 70 8

Lists for Yale University Press of people to receive books

undated 70 9

Letters in response to gifts

1961–1967 70 10

Fan mail

1962–1971 70 11

Benteli Verlag correspondence

1961–1974 70 12

German edition, typescript with handwritten corrections, notes
and drawings

undated 70 13(1)

Wittenborn and Company correspondence regarding German edition

1968–1973, undated 70 13(2)

Lists for Benteli Verlag of people to receive books

undated 70 14

Correspondence with Kyoshi Asano of Charles E. Tuttle Company
regarding Japanese translation

1973–1974 70 15

Eastman and Eastman correspondence

1975–1976 70 16

Advertisements

1961, 1964, 1979 70 17

Reviews

1962–1979 70 18

MIT Edition

Typescript carbons, typescript photocopy and handwritten drafts
of additional text with photograph

undated 70 19

Typescript and handwritten drafts of additional text

undated 70 20

Typescript and typescript photocopy of additional text, changes
and instructions

1974 70 21

Correspondence

1968–1976 70 22

Correspondence (with Anni Albers) March–September

1976–1977 70 23

Photocopy of books with additions and corrections

undated 70 24

Gallery proofs with handwritten corrections

1976 70 25

MIT Press author questionnaire

March 1976 70 26

Josef AlbersEUGEN GOMRINGER, ESSAYS BY JOSEF ALBERS, CLARA DIAMENT DE SUJO,
WILL GROHMANN, NORBERT LYNTON, AND MICHEL SEUPHOR. NEW YORK:
GEORGE WITTENBORN, 1968. GERMAN EDITION, STARNBERG: JOSEF KELLER
VERLAG, 1968. FRENCH EDITION, PARIS: DESSAIN ET TOLRA. 1972.

1957–1975, undated

Wittenborn and Company Edition

Composite draft with corrections

undated 71 1

Lists and notes

undated 71 2

Wittenborn and Company correspondence and invoices

1968–1970, undated 71 3

Typescript photocopy, corrected with annotations

undated 71 4

Eugen Gomringer correspondence (includes Gomringer
family correspondence)

1957–1975 71 5–7

Miscellaneous materials from Eugen Gomringer

1971, undated 71 8

Josef Keller Verlag edition

Correspondence

1963–1970, undated 71 9–10

Notes

1963, undated 71 11

Lists of people to receive books

1969–1970 71 12

Architectural commissions. Handwritten and typed notes

undated 71 13

Photographs, sketches and photocopies

undated 71 14

Correspondence

1961–1975 71 15

Handwritten and typed notes

undated 71 16

Invoices

1969 71 18–21

Empty folders with JA handwritten notes

undated 71

Interaction of ColorBOXED SET WITH 80 COLOR FOLIOS AND COMMENTARY. NEW HAVEN AND LONDON:
YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS, GERMAN EDITION (GRUNDLEGUNG EINER DIDAKTIK DES
SEHENS), STARNBERG: JOSEF KELLER VERLAG, 1972. INTERACTION OF COLOR. SMALL
EDITION NEW HAVEN AND LONDON: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1971, REVISED 1974.
GERMAN EDITION (GRUNDLEGUNG EINER DIDAKTIK DES SEHENS), KÖLN: VERLAG M.
DUMONT SCHAUBERG, 1970, 1977. FRENCH EDITION (L'INTERACTION DES COULEURS),
PARIS: LIBRAIRIE HACHETTE, 1974. SPANISH EDITION (LA INTERACTION DEL COLOR),
MADRID: ALIANZA FORMA, 1975. JAPANESE EDITION, TOKYO: DAVID SHA, 1975.
FINNISH EDITION (VARIEN VUOROVAIKUTUS), HELSINKI: VAAPA TAIDEKOULU, 1978.
1956–1976

1956–1974, undated

Early text draft, typescript carbon with handwritten corrections

undated 73 1–2

Intermediate text drafts typescript and carbon with handwritten
corrections with binder

1963 73 3–5

Handwritten, typescript carbon and photocopies of text draft
fragments

undated 73 6

Chapter 10 text typescript, typescript carbon and photocopy with
handwritten notes (includes German, French and Spanish
translations)

undated 73 7

Correspondence

Yale University Press

1957–1971 73 8

Various correspondence

1957–1963 73 9

Former students

1962, undated 73 10

Regarding Paul Klee's Hanging Fruit

1962, 1973 73 11

Chicago, Columbia and Yale (London) University Presses

1963–1964 73 12

Letters in response to gifts

1963–1971 73 13

Rockefeller Foundation grant. Correspondence: grant application
typescript, carbon and handwritten drafts: grant announcement
policy; and expenses

1956–1959, undated 73 14

Yale University Press contract

1963 73 15

Royalty statements (includes Despite Straight Lines) [see Box 70]

1963–1969 73 16

List of recipients

1966, undated 73 17

Correspondence regarding permission to reproduce

1966–1967 74 1

"Interaction of Color," ArtNews, March 1963 (excerpt, "in visual
perception")

March 1963 74 2

"Interaction of Color," Ulm September 1963 (excerpt "In visual
perception")

September 1963 74 3

Publicity with JA's handwritten notes

1963, 1965 74 4

Publicity with accompanying correspondence

1963–1974 74 5

Publicity

1970s, undated 74 6

Mimeograph text typescript with handwritten corrections

1971 74 7

Correspondence

1971–1974 74 8

Yale University Press correspondence

1972–1974 74 9

Royalty statements and correspondence

1972–1974 74 10

Munsell Color Company correspondence and 2.5 YR chart

1972 74 11

"Teaching of Interaction of color," typescript carbon
with handwritten notes

undated 74 12(1)

Folder labeled "Single Statements on Color" includes:

undated 74 12(2)

Color in Freshman Foundation Course at the Rhode Island School
of Design," by Florence Beeley

"Color Studies," by JA, a description of 16 sample studies from
Color Class; handwritten notes on color

letter from Mark Strand to JA regarding edits

notes on exhibition, "Seeing Color"

"Color and Composition Studies with Fall Leaves," by JA

Typescript and typescript carbon statements by JA: "Ich habe
nicht die Absicht, ein weiteres Farbsystem zu finden oder
zu konstruieren," "In meinem Farbkursus bin ich zu dem Schluss
gekommen," "Anyone who feels able to predict the effect of
any applied color"

Typescript with handwritten corrections on "Teaching of
Interaction of Color"

Typescripts with handwritten corrections "The physio-
psychological phenomenon of the so-called after-image" and
"Color is the most relative medium in art"

Text and Plate proofs and photocopies with handwritten notes
and corrections and transparencies, with list of names of students
who contributed color studies

1962–63, 1972 116 no folders

Interaction of Color (German edition)

1970, 1972

Early text draft, handwritten and typescript with handwritten
corrections

undated 74 13

Text typescript photocopy drafts with handwritten corrections

undated 74 14–17

Draft typescript carbon with handwritten corrections

undated 74 18

Draft typescript carbon with handwritten corrections

undated 74 19

Draft typescript carbon with handwritten corrections

undated 75 1–2

Draft typescript carbon with handwritten corrections

undated 75 3

Handwritten, typescript and mimeograph composite draft

undated 75 4

Josef Keller Verlag and Herbert Geier correspondence

1970–1974 75 5

Correspondence

1970–1973 75 6

Publicity

1975 75 7

Japanese edition (1975) correspondence

1970–1974 75 8

French edition (1974) correspondence

1974 75 9

Finnish edition (1978) correspondence

1976 75 10

Search versus Re-Search: Three Lectures by Josef Albers
at Trinity College
HARTFORD, TRINITY COLLEGE PRESS, 1969

1967–1975

Correspondence

1967–1975 72 1

General Education and Art Education: Possessive or Productive

Handwritten, typescript, typescript carbon drafts with
handwritten corrections

undated 72 2

Typescript carbon intermediate drafts with handwritten corrections

undated 72 3

One Plus One Equals Three and More: Factual Facts and Actual Facts

Handwritten early drafts

undated 72 4–5

Typescript carbon intermediate drafts with handwritten corrections
and letter from Trinity College Publications to JA March 9

1967 72 6

Typescript mimeograph fragments with handwritten corrections

undated 72 7

Art Studies as Basic Training: Observation and Articulation,
handwritten, typescript, typescript carbon drafts with
handwritten corrections

undated 72 8

"Design" plates, handwritten text

undated 72 9

Typescript carbon intermediate drafts with handwritten correction

undated 72 10

Typescript final draft with handwritten correction

undated 72 11

Page proofs with handwritten corrections

1968 72 12

Dustjacket text

1968 72 13

Preface text

1968 72 14

Lists of people to receive books

1969 72 15

Publicity

1969 72 16

Trinity College lecture typescript transcripts from 1/4 reel tapes
[see XII. Audiovisual sound recordings]

1965 72 17

Trinity College lectures publicity

1965 72 18

Albers: Reflections, incomplete and unfinished book project.
Yale University Press correspondence and photocopies of
various JA writings

1970–1974 78 1

Preliminary materials for unfinished books of writings

undated 78 2

Lists of people to receive books and reprints

undated 78 3

Lists of people and institutions to receive books

undated 78 4

Letters in response to gifts of various books

1969–1973 78 5

Lists and acknowledgments of books and reprints sent to institutions

1946–1961 78 6