Josef Albers

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Josef Albers (25 March 1888 – 25 March 1976) was a German-born American artist and educator whose work, both in Europe and in the United States, formed the basis of some of the most influential and far-reaching art education programs of the twentieth century.


  • Search versus Re-Search: Three Lectures by Josef Albers at Trinity College, April 1965, Hartford, CT: Trinity College Press, 1969. (English)
  • Interaction of Color, 2 vols., New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1963; new ed., 2009. Complete edition: boxed set containing 2 volumes, the text (80 pages) and the commentary (48 pages) and 80 color screen- and offset-printed folios. (English)
    • Grundlegung einer Didaktik des Sehens, Starnberg: Josef Keller, 1973. (German)
    • Värien vuorovaikutus, Helsinki: Vaapa Taidekoulu, 1978. (Finnish)
  • Interaction of Color, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1971; rev.ed., 1975; rev. & exp.ed., 2006; 4th ed., 2013. Pocket or paperback edition. (English)
    • Grundlegung einer Didaktik des Sehens, Cologne: DuMont Schauberg, 1970, 1977. (German)
    • Shikisai kosei: haishoku ni yoru sozo, Tokyo: Daviddosha, 1972. (Japanese)
    • L'Interaction des couleurs, Paris: Hachette, 1974; Paris [Vanves]: Hazan, 2008, 2013. (French)
    • Värien vuorovaikutus, Helsinki: Vaapa Taidekoulu, 1978; 1979; 1992. (Finnish)
    • La interacción del color, Madrid: Alianza Forma, 1979; rev.ed., 2003; rev. & exp.ed., 2010. (Spanish)
    • Färglära: om färgers inverkan på varandra, Stockholm: Forum, 1982. (Swedish)
    • L'interazione del colore, Parma: Pratiche Editrice, 1991; Milan: Il Saggiatore, 2013. (Italian)
    • Színek kölcsönhatása, Budapest: Magyar Képzőművészeti Egyetem, 2006. (Hungarian)
    • A interação da cor, São Paulo: WMF Martins Fontes, 2009. (Brazilian Portuguese)
    • Fargens Samspill, Oslo: Conflux, 2010. (Norwegian)
    • Chu Chen Books, 2011. (Chinese)
    • rMaeng2, 2013. (Korean)
  • Poems and Drawings, New Haven, CT: Readymade Press, 1958; 2nd ed., New York: George Wittenborn, 1961; 3rd ed., intro. Nicholas Fox Weber, London: Tate Publishing; New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006. (English)
  • Formulation Articulation, New Haven: Ives-Sillman; New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1972. Original portfolio edition: 2 volume set containing 121 color and 6 b/w silkscreen prints in 66 folders. (English)
    • Formulation Articulation, intro. T.G. Rosenthal, London and New York: Thames and Hudson, 2006. Single-volume ediiton.
    • Formulation: Articulation, Paris: Thames and Hudson, 2006. (French)
    • Formulation: Articulation, Leipzig: Seeman, 2006. (German)



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