New expanded edition. - Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 
Book — xi, 258 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Introductory Note ixPreface xi1 Weaving, Hand 12 The Loom 43 Draft Notation 204 The Fundamental Constructions 235 Modified and Composite Weaves 296 Early Techniques of Thread Interlacing 347 Interrelation of Fiber and Construction 418 Tactile Sensibility 449 Tapestry 4810 Designing as Visual Organization 53Plates 63Acknowledgments 202Afterword 207Nicholas Fox WeberThe Two Faces of Weaving 214Manuel CirauquiOn Reading On Weaving 234T'ai SmithContributors 251Plate Credits 252.
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The classic book on the art and history of weaving--now expanded and in full color Written by one of the twentieth century's leading textile artists, this splendidly illustrated book is a luminous meditation on the art of weaving, its history, its tools and techniques, and its implications for modern design. First published in 1965, On Weaving bridges the transition between handcraft and the machine-made, highlighting the essential importance of material awareness and the creative leaps that can occur when design problems are tackled by hand. With her focus on materials and handlooms, Anni Albers discusses how technology and mass production place limits on creativity and problem solving, and makes the case for a renewed embrace of human ingenuity that is particularly important today. Her lucid and engaging prose is illustrated with a wealth of rare and extraordinary images showing the history of the medium, from hand-drawn diagrams and close-ups of pre-Columbian textiles to material studies with corn, paper, and the typewriter, as well as illuminating examples of her own work. Now available for a new generation of readers, this expanded edition of On Weaving updates the book's original black-and-white illustrations with full-color photos, and features an afterword by Nicholas Fox Weber and essays by Manuel Cirauqui and T'ai Smith that shed critical light on Albers and her career. (source: Nielsen Book Data)