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Title:
Paul Klee
Author:
Ferrier, Jean-Louis.
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Uniform Title:
Paul Klee. English
Publication Information:
Paris : Terrail, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
207 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9782879392011
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Book

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ND588.K5 F4713 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

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Features and surveys the 150 best-known works of Paul Klee, an artist known for both the complexity and playfulness of his multi-media works.


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Ferrier, honorary professor at the Ecole nationale supe'rieure des arts decoratifs, is known for his art criticism as well as his attempts to bridge the gap between scholars and the general public. He has accomplished this through films made for television and with publications on 20th-century art for the Editions Terrail--known for brilliant reproductions of artworks and not-too-taxing text. The current book gives masterful visual treatment to Klee, whose work defied categorization into any of the "-isms" while at the same time acknowledging and influencing expressionism, surrealism, and cubism. Klee had in common with Kandinsky a love of music and shared with Dubuffet an interest in the art of children and the insane. Klee's art is appealing because of its frequently whimsical nature; Ferrier wants the public to be aware of the serious theoretical side, which was nourished by teaching at the Bauhaus and reflected in his Pedagogical Sketch Book (1944) and The Thinking Eye (1961). Ferrier succeeds in providing a general introduction to Klee's work with clearly written text, free of jargon, accompanied by large-format illustrations that reveal textures and techniques in the originals. General readers; lower-division undergraduates. E. K. Menon; Minnesota State University, Mankato