Nicholas Fox Weber has been Executive Director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation for over forty years. His books include biographies published by Knopf of Balthus and Le Corbusier; he is currently working on a biography of Mondrian, and his Freud’s Trip to Orvieto is forthcoming from Bellevue Press in May 2017. (March 2017)


Josef Albers: Art to Open Eyes

Biarritz, August 1929; Ascona, August 1930

Josef assembled these photo-collages in the years when he was also constructing furniture, sandblasting glass, and teaching the nature of form and materials at the Bauhaus. Josef’s camera work, and the intuitive yet precise way in which he juxtaposed photos large and small, reflect the desire that was his lifeblood: “to open eyes.”