New book: “Josef Albers: Homage to the Square 1950–1976”

Jan 10, 2023

This outstanding volume explores the secrets of Josef Albers’s subtle aesthetic and illustrates the lasting impact of his art and thinking.

Made over the course of a quarter century between 1950 and his death in 1976, Josef Albers’s groundbreaking series Homage to the Square comprises 2,000 oil paintings. His quest for continuous reflection and refinement inspired numerous young Minimalist and Conceptualist artists in their search for a reduced formal language. Featuring studies on paper, archival materials, and essays by internationally leading Albers experts such as Jeannette Redensek and Heinz Liesbrock, among others, this richly illustrated publication sheds light on the various inspirations that influenced Albers early on in Europe and later in America, and illustrates the lasting impact of his art and thinking. Featuring essays by Gottfried Boehm, Vincent Broqua, Fritz Horstman, Raimer Jochims, Donald Judd, Heinz Liesbrock, Amy Jean Porter, Jeannette Redensek, Margit Rowell, and Nicholas Fox Weber.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Josef Albers: Homage to the Square at the Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop, Germany (19 October 2022–26 February 2023). An English edition is available through Distributed Art Publishers in North America; German and English editions are available through Hatje Cantz.