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Klee, Paul 1879-1940

Works: 3,637 works in 9,855 publications in 15 languages and 106,635 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Juvenile works  Biography  Diaries  Catalogs  Records and correspondence  Catalogues raisonnés  Fiction  Pictorial works 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Creator, Honoree, Other, Editor, Dedicatee, Contributor, Compiler, Engraver, Bibliographic antecedent, Collector
Classifications: ND588.K5, 759.9494
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Pedagogical sketchbook by Paul Klee( Book )

150 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Klee collected his observations in his Pedagogical Sketchbook, intended as the basis for the course in design theory at the famous Bauhaus art school in Germany"--Back cover
Paul Klee: the thinking eye; the notebooks of Paul Klee by Paul Klee( Book )

82 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The writings which compose Paul Klee's theory of form production and pictorial form have the same importance and the same meaning for modern art as had Leonardo's writings which composed his theory of painting for Renaissance art. Like the latter, they do not constitute a true and proper treatise, that is to say a collection of stylistic and technical rules, but are the result of an introspective analysis which the artist engages in during his work and in the light of the experience of reality which comes to him in the course of his work. This analysis which accompanies and controls the formation of a work of art is a necessary component of the artistic process, the aim and the finality of which are brought to light by it . . ." So writes Giulio Carlo Argan in his Preface to this first volume of Klee's notebooks. The backbone of his Bauhaus courses was provided by the lecture notes contained in 'Contributions to a Theory of Pictorial Form' which are here published in their entirety. From more than 2,500 pages of the notebooks (consisting of memoranda, teaching projects, constructive drawings, and sketches for his pictures) it has been possible to reconstruct additional courses of instruction. Also included are the 'Creative Credo', 'Ways of Nature Study', the Jena lecture of 1924 and the essay' Exact Experiments in the Realm of Art'. The volume includes a magnificent collection of over one thousand drawings which illustrate the notes, as well as 188 half-tone illustrations, eight of these reproduced in full color
Paul Klee, figures and faces by Margaret Plant( Book )

37 editions published between 1948 and 1979 in 6 languages and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Duitse kunstenaar
On modern art by Paul Klee( Book )

45 editions published between 1945 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Klee, 1879-1940 by Susanna Partsch( Book )

44 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the life of German painter and musician Paul Klee. Includes criticism and interpretation of some of his paintings
Paul Klee : the nature of creation, works 1914-1940 by Robert Kudielka( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring an essay by Robert Kudielka, this book brings to the fore the seminal role Paul Klee had in the development of 20th-century art and asserts the continuing relevance of his work today
Paul Klee and cubism by Jim M Jordan( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klee by Norbert Lynton( Book )

31 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in 6 languages and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Klee : the Berggruen Klee collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Sabine Rewald( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Klee, his life and work in documents, selected from posthumous writings and unpublished letters by Felix Klee( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Klee by Jean-Louis Ferrier( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jean-Louis Ferrier's highly original interpretation offers us a new point of entrance into Paul Klee's playful, mysterious world. Of the artist's corpus of 8,926 works, 140 are illustrated here. Born into a family of musicians, Klee long hesitated between painting and the violin, and music remained a major source of inspiration. His quest to geometrize the subject and his work on materials, line and colour proved seminal. He began teaching at the Bauhaus in 1920, making a major contribution to the development of the visual arts. To this distinguished teaching career we owe his celebrated theoretical works, notably the Pedagogical Sketch Book."--Jacket
The mind and work of Paul Klee by Werner Haftmann( Book )

12 editions published between 1950 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Klee's pictorial writing by Kathryn Porter Aichele( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Klee's Pictorial Writing examines the artist's appropriation of verbal signs, literary texts, and written scripts in his pictorial works. K. Porter Aichele's study is the first to examine how linguistic symbols function in Klee's work and what they mean. Reconstructing the artist's rich cultural milieu from his diaries, letters, lecture notes, and visual allusions, Aichele shows how these sources provide the framework for fresh interpretations of works ranging from letter forms in pictorial settings to invented visual texts
Paul Klee : the Düsseldorf Collection by Werner Schmalenbach( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gennemgang af kunstnerens billeder i Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen i Düsseldorf
Paul Klee and the decorative in modern art by Jenny Anger( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the goals of modernism was the representation of the essence of art, or pure form. In this study, Jenny Anger examines Paul Klee's attitude toward and use of the decorative. She shows that the decorative, including its gendered associations, significantly informed Klee's art production, his exhibiting strategies, his critical response, and the discursive construction of his work for public consumption. She also compares his work with that of another major modernist, Henri Matisse, to confirm the critical role of the decorative in modernism. Finally, Anger explores the relevance of the decorative for contemporary, and especially women, artists."--Jacket
The nature of nature by Paul Klee( Book )

40 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecrits théoriques d'un grand artiste qui a influencé l'art contemporain, la peinture en particulier. De lecture parfois difficile. Convient à des esthètes amateurs de théories. Présentation très soignée. Illustrations très abondantes: graphiques, dessins, reproductions d'oeuvres en noir, quelques reproductions en couleurs. On veut publier les écrits théoriques intégraux de l'artiste. Le v.1 "La pensée créatrice" (1973) est plus structuré que le v. 2 "Histoire naturelle infinie" (1977). Ce dernier entremêle esquisses jetées à la main, dessins précis, notes manuscrites, textes imprimés. L'illustration occupe plus d'espace que le texte
Théorie de l'art moderne by Paul Klee( Book )

62 editions published between 1920 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klee by Daniel Henry Kahnweiler( Book )

15 editions published in 1950 in 5 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cat and the bird : inspired by a painting by Paul Klee by Géraldine Elschner( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A whimsical tale inspired by a Paul Klee painting follows the experiences of a freedom-seeking cat who, with the help of a bird, escapes her comfortable house to enjoy a night of dancing on the moonlit city roofs
Paul Klee : Puppen, Plastiken, Reliefs, Masken, Theater = Paul Klee : puppets, sculptures, reliefs, masks, theatre by Paul Klee( Book )

36 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in 6 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Paul Klee : the nature of creation, works 1914-1940
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Kaleena Renae McNabb

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