Lore Lindenfeld: A Life in Textiles 1945-1997: Black Mountain College Dossier n3 (Black Mountain College Dossiers Number 3)



At Black Mountain College, Lore Kadden Lindenfeld studied with three refugee teachers, Anni Albers, Franziska Mayer, and Trude Guermonprez (Elsesser). [...] When designing for industry, Lore Kadden Lindenfeld challenged prevailing attitudes with respect to methods of work and women's place in the industry. Similarly, when she returned to weaving as an independent weaver, her approach to fiber arts was that of an artist-craftsperson. The weaving, sewing and embroidery skills she had mastered in Germany, Holland and the United States as well as her studies with Josef Albers were the foundation for her later work. Lore later recalled of Albers' 'To take materials that were unrelated and to combine them in such a way that they lost their identity. To change them through manipulation and through combining things. I find that is something - that way of seeing and that way of discovering - this possibility has really stayed with me to the present day and really has been very important. Also the relationship of color - to see color in terms of the amount of color, the placement of color, the relationship of color, and to have a sense of what the combination of color can mean in terms of what you want to say, what you really want to portray.'

This is an publication of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, documenting the works of former students and faculty of the college. Text by Sigrid Wortmann Weltge; design by Jon Jicha.

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