Oral history interview with Anni Albers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.albersa68
Creators:
Albers, Anni
Fesci, Sevim
Dates:
1968 July 5
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
20 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Anni Albers conducted 1968 July 5, by Sevim Fesci, for the Archives of American Art, in New Haven, Connecticut.
Scope and Contents
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.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Anni Albers (1899-1994) was a weaver from New Haven, Connecticut.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

General
General
Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 40 min.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Textile fabrics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weavers -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weaving -- Equipment and supplies Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weaving -- Technique Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weaving -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Klee, Paul, 1879-1940 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bauhaus Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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