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Paul Klee
Laidlaw, Jill A.
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Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, [2002]

Physical Description:
46 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Discusses the life, art, and legacy of the artist Paul Klee. Includes a timeline linking the events in his life with world events.
General Note:
Includes index.
Reading Level:
1060 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.2 1.0 74401.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.8 5 Quiz: 34848 Guided reading level: U.

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N6888.K55 L35 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
N6888.K55 L35 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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This series meets National Curriculum Standards for: Social Studies: Culture

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

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. Anderson treats the oversize personality of the surrealist Dali well and does a fine job of illustrating how the surrealist vision has permeated the images and advertising now seen everywhere. He made the seminal surrealist film Un chien andalou with his friend Luis Bunuel; refused to take sides during the Spanish Civil War even when the Nationalists executed his friend, the poet Garcia Lorca; and fled to the U.S. during WW II. Dali's melting clocks, and his telephone with the lobster receiver, still offer viewers a gasp and a shiver. --GraceAnne A. DeCandido

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-These series titles consider each artist in the context of the era in which he lived. Following a quick introduction to the man's creative achievements, each book covers aspects of his life and career in two-page spreads. The well-captioned visuals include photos, maps, and reproductions of artwork by the artist or other painters that served as inspiration. A time line at the bottom of alternating pages takes readers through key dates, while sidebars and occasional spreads provide historical background. Undocumented quotes appear throughout the books. Web sites listed include museums, some with virtual tours. These titles have both report and browsing potential.-Julie E. Darnall, Chester County Library, Exton, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.