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Paul Klee; His Life and Work

Cantz, Hatje

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ISBN 10: 3775710027 / ISBN 13: 9783775710022
Published by Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Bound in publishers original orange cloth with title and author impressed to cover and spine. Dust jacket spine is sunned, otherwise fine. 390 illustrations throughout, 135 in full color. Includes essays by Jürgen Glaesemer, Carolyn Lanchner, Ann Temkin, and O.K. Werckmeister, as well as an artist bibliography and exhibition history (1906-1986). Bookseller Inventory # 9016669

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Title: Paul Klee; His Life and Work

Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, New York

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

Edition: 1st.

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Fitting Paul Klee's extraordinary oeuvre into book form is certainly a complex endeavor--Klee's diverse body of work is always opening itself up to new interpretations, and has escaped classification under the aegis of any particular style, group, or movement. This monograph achieves this feat by offering Klee in all his uniqueness, never attempting to subject the artist and his work to one interpretation. Here we see Klee's organically developed and open-ended art, which sought inspiration everywhere and in turn inspired so many in all areas of the arts. Fairytale lyricism and grotesque satire, tender jesting and very real horror, profound mysticism and sober romanticism all coexist in Klee's images. These works radiate a variety and creative energy that is rarely seen in such profusion. Paul Klee: Life and Work presents a comprehensive selection of paintings and other images, documented in nearly 500 color and black-and-white images, alongside essays that explore the artist's life and offer surprising insights into his work.


...takes up the case for one of modernism’s least appreciated talents--a musician, writer, and painter of genius. -- talk magazine, May 2001

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