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Paul Klee
Marcel Franciscono
0226259900
May 1991
Hardcover
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Book Description
Marcel Franciscono offers an exhaustive historical and critical study of
Klee's artistic personality and thought. Drawing extensively on
documentation published since 1940, Franciscono highlights the
extraordinary range of artistic, literary, and philosophical speculation Klee
brought to his work. The portrait that emerges is one of a great comic
artist, an ironist whose most characteristic pictures pit beauty of form and
color against the dubious nature of things, yet one whose satiric depictions
of everyday life extend to the most rarified evocations of nature.

"There is no comparable book in the recent Klee literature.
Marcel Franciscono introduces the reader to the artist and, in turn, to all
the major Klee problems uncovered by specialists working in one or
another...


Paul Klee: Painting Music
Hajo Duchting
3791332120
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Now available in flexi-cover, this illuminating work examines the fascinating relationship between music and painting in Paul Klee’s art. A talented violinist as well as a painter, Klee drew much of the inspiration for his abstract art from musical rhythms and structures. Like a composer, he developed and harmonized pictorial themes, weaving a complex series of signs and symbols into his painting. The book focuses on Klee’s decade-long tenure at the Bauhaus, where the artist’s theories and practice first merged, and where he developed his Color Spectrum, Square, and Polyphone painting series. Illustrated throughout with full-color reproductions of Klee’s paintings and etchings, as well as entries from his diaries, this unique study sheds light on an important aspect of Klee’s work while...


Paul Klee
Jill A. Laidlaw
0531122301
September 2001
Library Binding
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From Booklist
Reviewed with Jill A. Laidlaw's Salvador Dali.Gr. 5-8. A profusion of illustrations--photographs, art reproductions, news clippings--and information offered in sound bites make an attractive mix for students looking for biographical information. The Artists in Their Times series takes its emphasis on setting artists in their time seriously: a time line runs along the bottom of most pages, putting events of the artist's life in context. Laidlaw chronicles the Swiss-born Klee. His art is beautifully handled, from his inspiration from the reverse glass painting of Bavaria to his memories of his own childhood art to his teaching at the Bauhaus. Klee's writings are eminently quotable, and he is quoted liberally throughout. There's a real, and successful, effort to convey the mystery, charm, and power of Klee's art....


The Making of Paul Klee's Career, 1914-1920
O. K. Werckmeister
0226893588
July 1989
Hardcover
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Book Description
Paul Klee—one of the preeminent artists of the twentieth century—was associated with all of the major movements of the first half of the century: expressionism, cubism, surrealism, and abstraction. In this economic and political history, O. K. Werckmeister traces Klee's career as a professional artist, concentrating on the years 1914-20 in which Klee rose from obscurity to recognition in the visual culture of the incipient Weimar Republic. Werckmeister reveals the degree to which Klee, who has been traditionally portrayed as aloof from politics and the vicissitudes of the art market, was subject to and interacted with material conditions.

Drawing on rich documentary evidence—records of Klee's sales, reviews of his exhibitions, the artist's published writings about his art, unpublished...


Paul Klee
Jill A. Laidlaw
0531166236
September 2002
Paperback
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From Booklist
Reviewed with Jill A. Laidlaw's Salvador Dali.Gr. 5-8. A profusion of illustrations--photographs, art reproductions, news clippings--and information offered in sound bites make an attractive mix for students looking for biographical information. The Artists in Their Times series takes its emphasis on setting artists in their time seriously: a time line runs along the bottom of most pages, putting events of the artist's life in context. Laidlaw chronicles the Swiss-born Klee. His art is beautifully handled, from his inspiration from the reverse glass painting of Bavaria to his memories of his own childhood art to his teaching at the Bauhaus. Klee's writings are eminently quotable, and he is quoted liberally throughout. There's a real, and successful, effort to convey the mystery, charm, and power of Klee's art....


Paul Klee
Paul Klee Foundation
0500092842
July 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Paul Klee (1879-1940) is one of the most significant and best-loved artists of the twentieth century. For the nine volumes of this landmark project, the Berne-based Paul Klee Foundation has researched the artist's 9,600 drawings, prints, watercolors, and oil paintings, allowing the artist's complete works to be assembled and published for the first time. Each volume contains an introduction in German and English, an explanation of the catalogue system, a German-English glossary, a bibliography, and indexes. All the entries are illustrated and include catalogue numbers, technical descriptions, measurements, references to related works, details of provenance and location, relevant literature, and a list of exhibitions and auctions in which works have appeared. Klee's own entries from the catalogue he maintained from 1911...


Paul Klee
Sean Connolly
1575729520
October 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Introduces the life and work of Paul Klee, discussing his early years, life in Switzerland and Germany, and development as an artist.

Card catalog description
Introduces the life and work of Paul Klee, discussing his early years, life in Switzerland and Germany, and development as an artist.


Paul Klee
Mike Venezia
0516022946
Sept 1991
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Discusses, in simple text, the life and work of the abstract painter, focusing on his use of color, shape, and symbolism.


Paul Klee
Mike Venezia
0516422944
March 1992
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Discusses, in simple text, the life and work of the abstract painter, focusing on his use of color, shape, and symbolism. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.


Baby Einstein: The ABCs of Art
Julie Aigner-Clark
0786808829
October 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Young children will discover the world of fine art in Baby Einstein's The ABCs of Art. Each letter of the alphabet is introduced to children though photographs of famous works of art from Van Gogh to Warhol. In addition to learning the alphabet, children will develop a lifelong love of art through exploring the pages of this beautifully illustrated book.


The Diaries of Paul Klee, 1898-1918
Paul Klee
0520006534
June 1968
Paperback
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Paul Klee's Pictorial Writing
Kathryn Porter Aichele
0521812356
December 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
This study examines the function and meaning of linguistic symbols in Klee's work. Using the artist's diaries, letters, lecture notes and visual allusions, K. Porter Aichele shows how these sources provide the framework for fresh interpretations of works ranging from letter forms in pictorial settings to visual texts. Klee's familiar line drawings are revealed as a radical reinterpretation of the ul pictora poesis tradition, through which the artist questioned whether there is a substantive difference between writing and drawing.

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This study examines the function and meaning of linguistic symbols in Klee's work. Using the artist's diaries, letters, lecture notes and visual allusions, K. Porter Aichele shows how these sources provide the framework for...


Paul Klee: Animal Images by Paul Klee: The Twittering Machine
Paul Klee (Illustrator)
3791327593
September 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Few modern artists captivate young audiences as much as Paul Klee, whose whimsical drawings and paintings are both childlike and sophisticated, filled with joy, color, and humor. Among the most beloved of his works are those in which animals - birds, fish, cats, and others - seem to frolic across the page. This collection of color illustrations, facts, and fun engages younger audiences in an artistic dialog as educational as it is liberating. Author Christian Rumelin takes a close look at some of Klee's most famous animal drawings, including The Twittering Machine, Fish Picture, and Where the Eggs and the Good Roast Come From, to explore the artist's use of color, symbol, and abstraction, and his famous method of improvisation, which can be summed up in his memorable statement, "A line is a dot that went for a walk."...


Paul Klee and the Decorative in Modern Art
Jenny Anger
0521822505
Feb 2004
Hardcover
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Review
'... scholarly and fascinating ... very fertile ground for those from art history or cultural criticism who wish to explore conceptual and compositional aspects of Klee's work ... There is so much in this volume that repays careful thought.' Jonathan Osmond, Cardiff University, The Art Book
'The outstanding feature of Paul Klee and the Decorative in Modern Art is that it delivers a meticulously researched, critical narrative of Klee's exhibition and reception history between 1906 and 1920, including an extensive appendix. Contemporary handlists and catalogues were often incomplete, or used alternative titles, but Jenny Anger has worked tirelessly to construct a detailed inventory of works included in these early shows.' The Burlington Magazine

Book Description
One of the goals of...


Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation: Works 1914-1940
Robert Kudielka
0853318530
February 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
"I cannot be pinned down here and now/ because I live as well with the dead/ as with the unborn./ Somewhat closer to the heart of creation than usual,/ And still not close enough." Klee's tombstone engraving speaks volumes to the way the Swiss artist lived and died, which art scholar Kudielka and artist Riley attempt to capture here. Klee (1879-1940) was a fundamentalist of sorts who spent his life tapping into and maintaining the flow of his creative source; his was a honing of skill into its barest necessity. The development of his work over the last 26 years of his life is lavishly illustrated in this volume, which clearly delineates how he extracted nonessential elements to create pure rhythm and polyphony. The authors provide a succinct discussion of Klee's later work, with interesting snippets from his...


Dreaming Pictures: Paul Klee
Jurgen Von Schemm
3791318756
October 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
With the help of amusing questions and comments from children, the viewer's eyes are taken on a tour of Klee's pictures. 'Dreaming Pictures' provides an insight into the artist's composition, unlocking the paintings' mysteries and revealing the pleasures to be found by entering Klee's dream world.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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