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Paul Klee, his life and work
Klee, Paul, 1879-1940.
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Uniform Title:
Paul Klee, Leben und Werk. English
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Ostfildern-Ruit : Hatje Cantz ; New York, NY : Distribution in the United States, DAP, Distributed Art Publishers, [2001]

Physical Description:
348 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
General Note:
First published on the occasion of the exhibition Paul Klee, held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Feb. 12-May 5, 1987, Cleveland Museum of Art, June 24-Aug. 16, 1987, and Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland, Sept. 25, 1987-Jan. 3, 1988.

"This edition of ... has been published in collaboration with the publisher of the German edition .... The illustrations are those which appeared in the German edition and differ somewhat from the original English-language edition. Texts in this book have been taken directly from the original edition"--P. [4].
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N6888.K55 A4 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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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.