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Klein, Yves 1928-1962

Works: 515 works in 1,196 publications in 5 languages and 12,742 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Catalogues raisonnés  Catalogs  Art  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Honoree, Creator, Dedicatee, Interviewee, Other, Composer, Author of introduction, Performer, Engraver, Narrator, con, Dedicator, Contributor, Collector, Commentator, Conceptor
Classifications: N6853.K5, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Yves Klein
Yves Klein by Sidra Stich( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yves Klein is one of the most extraordinary and influential figures in post-war avant-garde art. In less than a decade - up until his untimely death in 1962 - he forged a career and built up a body of work that together have influenced and inspired contemporaries and subsequent generations of artists worldwide. Klein sought in his art to liberate the senses, to heighten our sensibility and to intensify our experience of life. In this comprehensive review of his art and ideas, Sidra Stich examines the full range of his diverse creative output - his paintings and sculptures, installations, meticulously documented performances, his copious writings, and his proposals and drawings for visionary projects - and sets them within the context of the art of the time to assess Klein's originality and his legacy
Yves Klein by Nicolas Charlet( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in 4 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Si les sculptures d'Yves Klein sont répertoriées au catalogue, elles n'ont pas bénéficié pour autant d'une attention suffisante. Y. Klein est l'inventeur d'une sculpture à la frontière du matériel et de l'immatériel, de la pesanteur et de l'apesanteur, de l'élémentaire et du culturel
Yves Klein, 1928-1962 : international Klein blue by Hannah Weitemeier( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid-Fifties, Yves Klein (1928-1962) conquered the world of art, declaring that "a new world calls for a new man". His idiosyncratic style and huge charisma set him on a youthful career in the great art capital, Paris. Soon his famous blue pictures, large-format canvases conceived as spaces for meditation, were making him a name far beyond France. In a short but intense creative life of just seven years, Klein painted over a thousand pictures which are among the classics of modern art. This book offers an exciting sample of his work
Colour after Klein : re-thinking colour in modern and contemporary art by Jane Alison( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La presente exposición sobre la importancia del color en el arte moderno y contemporáneo, toma como punto de partida la obra de Yves Klein y explora los diversos papeles que el color ha jugado desde los revolucionarios experimentos monocromos de este a través de la obra de 19 artistas
Yves Klein : Blue harmony : 1960, paint, sponges and small stones on wood : Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1000 Masterpieces from the Great Museums of the World takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of art and provides a deeper insight into the masterpieces of painting. This film explores Yves Klein's "Blue Harmony," completed in 1960 and housed in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam
Yves Klein : long live the immaterial by Gilbert Perlein( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and Italian and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yves Klein : works and writings by Klaus Ottmann( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beuys, Klein, Rothko by Joseph Beuys( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exhibition of some works of Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein and Mark Rothko, held 5 June-3 July, 1987, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London
Yves Klein USA by Rotraut Klein-Moquay( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in French and English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce livre raconte aux enfants la vie d'Yves Klein, sa jeunesse, ses expériences avec les couleurs, son amour du bleu. Ludique, il associe un texte très synthétique et des illustrations colorées dans une mise en page moderne et dynamique
Marie Raymond, Yves Klein by Robert Fleck( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in French and Undetermined and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yves the provocateur : Yves Klein and twentieth-century art by Thomas McEvilley( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yves Klein : living a contradiction -- Yves Klein : messenger of the age of space -- Yves Klein : conquistidor of the void -- Yves Klein and Rosicrucianism -- Chronology
Yves Klein : catalogue of editions and sculptures edited = catalogue des éditions et des sculptures éditées by Jean-Paul Ledeur( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and French and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yves Klein : incandescence by Frédéric Prot( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French painter Yves Klein (1928-1962) stands as one of the most exciting artists of the 20th century. A founding member of the New Realism movement, he was also a pioneer in performance art and installations, and a forerunner of body art, land art, and conceptual art. During his meteoric eight-year career, Klein expressed his vision through a wide range of media, including pure colour (notably a deep, bright blue now known as Yves Klein Blue), architecture, sculpture, literature, and music. This book looks afresh at Klein's works, and especially those that involve fire. Klein used fire to represent the mysterious and intangible elements of the world: He believed that an artist's transfiguration of reality could change a viewer's personal values, and his aim was to usher in an age of happy and fulfilled humankind. Here, images of his spectacular mur de feu or "wall of fire," along with his monochromes, monogolds, drawings, letters, and articles, as well as pictures of Klein producing his works, are testament to the artist's belief in the spiritual power of art
David Hammons, Yves Klein by Heidi Zuckerman( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a compelling examination of the surprising conceptual and visual correspondences between the works of these two pivotal artists known for their innovative practices. Klein (1928-1962) was a major figure in postwar art who opened up new possibilities for material, conceptual and performative expression, often touching on the metaphysical. Hammons (born 1943) is a conceptual artist whose works in performance, installation, sculpture, printmaking and other media confront contemporary realities with an often hard-hitting wit. This publication aims not to draw out any notion of influence or direct correlation between these bodies of work, but rather to elucidate a resonance between two artists who both engage transformative processes to invest the humblest of everyday materials with deep aesthetic significance. 0Exhibition: Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, U.S.A. (09.08-30.11.2014)
Yves Klein by himself : his life and thought by Klaus Ottmann( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yves Klein by Yves Klein( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yves Klein (1928-1962) was a truly visionary artist. The spectacular works and actions of the French artist and judo master attracted worldwide attention, which was further magnified by his untimely death. The product of a career that spanned a mere seven years, his multifaceted oeuvre anticipated such phenomena as happening and performance as well as Land, Body, and Conceptual Art. Art had no boundaries for Yves Klein. He became involved in architecture - at the practical level as the designer of the music theater in Gelsenkirchen and as a theorist with his ideas for air architecture. He also explored both aspects of immateriality and zones of pictorial sensibility." "The volume featuring full-color illustrations of more then one hundred works covers all of Klein's creative phases, from the first Monochromes in different colors to his famous blue paintings (I.K.B. - International Klein Blue) to his sponge reliefs and sculptures, the controversial anthropometries in which Klein used female models as "living brushes," his gold-leaf Monogolds and his last experiments with fire and the elements of nature." "Articles by seven authors shed light on the artist and his work from different perspectives. Comments on the man and his art by friends and contemporaries as well as a detailed biography accompanied by numerous documentary photographs showing Yves Klein in his working and living environment round out this presentation."--BOOK JACKET
Yves Klein : 3 mars-23 mai 1983, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne by Yves Klein( Book )

19 editions published in 1983 in 4 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of judo by Yves Klein( Book )

13 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents instructions and illustrations for exercises within each of the six Katas, the movements that represent the foundation of modern judo
Yves Klein : manifester l'immatériel by Denys Riout( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Se analizan las obras inmateriales de Klein, cuyo conjunto constituye una ficción poética articulada en torno al misterio católico de la encarnación, que el autor trata de descifrar e inscribir en el horizonte cultural que la ha hecho posible, indagando en las raíces filosóficas y religiosas del arte occidental, preocupado tanto por la verdad presente en lo invisible como por el esplendor de lo visible
Overcoming the problematics of art : the writings of Yves Klein by Yves Klein( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in French and English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réunit les ouvrages publiés d'Yves Klein jusqu'alors dispersés et difficilement accessibles, dans leur version originale et intégrale. Outre le titre principal, on y trouve de nombreux articles, préfaces et manifestes, qui composent un corpus remarquable, encore très insuffisamment étudié. L'ouvrage est accompagné d'un appareil critique
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English (192)

French (100)

German (45)

Spanish (17)

Italian (13)

Yves KleinYves Klein, 1928-1962 : international Klein blueColour after Klein : re-thinking colour in modern and contemporary artYves Klein : long live the immaterialYves Klein : works and writingsYves Klein USAYves the provocateur : Yves Klein and twentieth-century artYves Klein : catalogue of editions and sculptures edited = catalogue des éditions et des sculptures éditées