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Klee, Paul 1879-1940

Works: 5,451 works in 11,583 publications in 13 languages and 116,636 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Exhibition catalogs  Juvenile works  Fiction  Literature  Diaries  Music  Short stories  Catalogs 
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Roles: Author, Illustrator, Contributor, Artist, Other, Honoree, Editor, Creator, Dedicatee, wst, Bibliographic antecedent, Engraver, Author of introduction, Recipient, Collector
Classifications: ND588.K5, 759.9494
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Pedagogical sketchbook by Paul Klee( Book )

77 editions published between 1925 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,236 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
On modern art by Paul Klee( Book )

95 editions published between 1945 and 1989 in 9 languages and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains the essence of Klee's philosophy of painting and is probably the finest, clearest description of abstract art as understood by the creator and not the critic. Klee's genius as a guide was to transform exact scientific observation - which event he layman can grasp - into inspired imaginative interpretations of the human mind and the symbolic patterns it makes of the natural world
Paul Klee: the thinking eye; the notebooks of Paul Klee by Paul Klee( Book )

51 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in German and English and held by 800 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 )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Klee : the nature of creation, works 1914-1940 by Robert Kudielka( Book )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 760 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 )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klee by Norbert Lynton( Book )

6 editions published between 1964 and 1975 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candide, Zadig, and selected stories by Voltaire( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Candide-a classic parody of the romantic, coming-of-age story-and the fifteen other stories in this indispensible collection, Voltaire derided the bureaucracies of his day with ruthless wit. His dissections of science, spiritual faith, legal systems, vanity, and love make him the undisputed master of social commentary
Paul Klee, his life and work in documents, selected from posthumous writings and unpublished letters by Felix Klee( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Klee by Donald Wigal( )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Klee fut un de ces artistes difficilement classables au sein des grands mouvements de l'histoire de l'art. Proche de Wassily Kandinsky et de Franz Marc, il s'associa au groupe expressionniste Der Blaue Reiter. Plus tard, il prit part à l'épopée Bauhaus en y dispensant des cours de peinture. Pourtant, celui selon lequel l'art n'était pas fait pour reproduire mais pour rendre visible, ne devait pas se limiter aux carcans d'un mouvement aussi innovant soit-il. Dans ses toiles à la lumière orientale, Klee mêla subtilement les tendances de ce début de XXe siècle. À l'Expressionisme allemand, i
Paul Klee by Jean-Louis Ferrier( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and French and held by 425 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
Pedagogical sketchbook by Paul Klee( Book )

57 editions published between 1940 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Klee : the Düsseldorf Collection by Werner Schmalenbach( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The mind and work of Paul Klee by Werner Haftmann( Book )

9 editions published between 1950 and 1974 in English and German and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Klee notebooks. by Paul Klee( Book )

30 editions published between 1961 and 1992 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 382 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. Historically contextualized and interpreted as pictorial writing, Klee's familiar line drawings are shown to be a radical reinterpretation of the ut pictora poesis tradition of visual texts that question whether there is a substantive difference between writing and drawing. Aichele's multilayered readings of works from every decade of Klee's career demonstrate that the artist's doubly coded language was his most far-reaching contribution to the aesthetics of modernism."--Jacket
Paul Klee and the decorative in modern art by Jenny Anger( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 347 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
Complete violin music by Arne Nordheim( )

3 editions published in 2001 and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 291 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
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Paul Klee : the nature of creation, works 1914-1940
Paul Klee : the nature of creation, works 1914-1940Paul KleePedagogical sketchbookPaul Klee notebooks.Paul Klee's pictorial writingPaul Klee and the decorative in modern artCrescent moon over the rational : philosophical interpretations of Paul Klee
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Kaleena Renae McNabb

Kle, Paul

Kle, Paul 1879-1940


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Клее, Пауль

Клее, Пауль 1879-1940

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פאול קלה

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קאלי, פאול, 1879-1940

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קלי, פאול 1879-1940

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بول كلي

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