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Fast media rate shipping - AND free iPad version of the original Josef Albers book on Interaction of Color
Posted by: freeradical
Date: August 10, 2017 01:16PM
I ordered a used set of this Josef Albers Interaction of Color Yale reissue for $165 from Riverby Books on ABE. A great price for this set in excellent used condition. Prices normally start at around $200 for this. Shipping was $4. I ordered last Friday, and it arrived yesterday - Washington D.C. to Sacramento...wow...

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Edit: BTW, there's a free iPad version of the original book if you don't want the physical book.

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When Josef Albers published Interaction of Color in 1963, it was nothing less than the gateway to an entire way of thinking. First, there was its size: The original edition was massive (about as big as a turntable and as heavy as a 20-pound dumbbell) and it wasn’t really a book. Interaction of Color was more a hands-on kit, with its collection of more than 150 printed silkscreen color studies, a corresponding book of commentary and second book delving into Albers’ famous color philosophy, that were all meant to be sprawled out on a table and interacted with as a way for students to learn about the relationships between colors.

For anyone without a color theory background, it will blow your mind.

Fifty years later the book’s guts still hold up—the theories Albers developed during his time at the Bauhaus continue to be taught at art schools around the world. But the physical version of the book, which has been circulated primarily in paperback for the last four decades, needed an update. Yale University Press has just done that, by releasing a new iPad version of Albers’ famous texts and color studies. Designed by New York City-based Potion Design, the Interaction of Color app is about as close as most of us will get to the original version of Albers’ masterpiece, which today primarily lives in special collections and museums. The app is nearly an exact digital replica of the 1963 version of the book, down to the original Baskerville typeface and layout of the text columns—but with some 21st century upgrades. “We were really thinking, how can we go back to the original intent of Albers’ book, and make something that he would’ve made today,” says Phillip Tiongson, one of the founders of Potion.



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Re: Fast media rate shipping
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 10, 2017 01:23PM
....the USPS media rate is hit or miss....sometime super fast, other times it either never arrives or can take 1-2 months [ one package took 2 months to arrive ]....and USPS tracking is useless......



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