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Zentrum Paul Klee

Works: 206 works in 519 publications in 4 languages and 5,786 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biography  Illustrated works  Interviews  Exhibition, pictorial works  Essays  Documentary films  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Organizer of meeting, his, isb, Other, edc, Publisher, Conceptor
Classifications: N6888.K55, 759.9494
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Most widely held works by Zentrum Paul Klee
Paul Klee : life and work by Paul Klee( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Klee (1879-1940) is one of the most important representatives of modern art. His oeuvre is as universal as it is individual, standing tall among all of the currents and "isms" of his day. His overwhelming body of paintings, drawings, and other visual works; his letters, journal entries, and, last but not least, his teaching notes from the background for this pointed depiction of the life and work of the meditative artist and visual thinker. This richly illustrated volume traces Klee's eventful biography, ranging from his artistic beginnings with caricature-like drawings and nudes, his encounter with the avant garde and the famous watercolors from his journey to Tunisia, the abstract color compositions from the Bauhaus era, to the mysterious, inventive images of his last years in Bern. -- from dust jacket
Paul Klee : hand puppets by Paul Klee( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of Paul Klee's hand puppets began with his son Felix's wish to own Kasperl (Punch and Judy) figures like the ones he had seen at a Munich flea market. From 1916 to 1925, a total of fifty figures were created, of which thirty still exist today. In creating the puppets, Klee used a large variety of materials from his studio and around his home: beef bones and electrical sockets, bristle brushes and nut shells. He sewed the garments together from left-over fabric and discarded clothes." "This volume presents the complete ensemble of Klee's puppet theater in text and images, with new photographs and commentary on each of the figures. The original inventory of puppets, as well as the stage settings, has been painstakingly reconstructed and complemented with statements by contemporary witnesses. Several introductory essays provide further biographical and historical context, and Klee's son Felix and his grandson Aljoscha reminisce upon the playful use of the puppets within the family circle."--Jacket
Max Beckmann : a dream of life by Max Beckmann( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This panoramic presentation of Max Beckmann's painted oeuvre sheds new light on central themes such as the world of cabaret, music, and the theater, dreams and reality, staged sensuality, and the role of the female muse, as well as the artist's unusual ways of employing romanticizing visual motifs in landscapes and urban contexts."--BOOK JACKET
In Paul Klee's enchanted garden : Bergen Art Museum, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern by Paul Klee( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Paul Klee, both as an artist and as a teacher, nature was an inexhaustible source of inspiration; a large part of his oeuvre depicts gardens and parks - from reallocations such as the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz or Hammamet in Tunisia to imaginary, sometimes dreamlike and sometimes exotic, products of fantasy portraying ominous plant worlds. Klee (1879-1940) also paid special attention to plant structure and growth; on walks he would often collect flowers, evergreens, and leaves, expertly identifying and storing them in a herbarium." "With over one hundred and forty color illustrations, this publication reveals the multifaceted temperament of Klee's lifelong "dialogue with nature." His complex approach, on the one hand analytically objective and on the other radically subjective, is also explored, as is his understanding of art as a process of creation similar to nature itself."--Jacket
Klee's mirror by John Sallis( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artist Paul Klee once said that “art does not reproduce the visible but makes visible.” In 'Klee’s Mirror' John Sallis examines the various ways in which Klee’s art makes visible things that ordinarily go unseen. He shows how Klee’s art is like a mirror capable of reflecting not only the surface appearance of things, but also their hidden depth and the cosmic setting to which they belong. Tracing the relation of Klee’s paintings and drawings to music, poetry, and philosophy, Sallis also takes account of Klee’s own extensive writings, both theoretical and autobiographical, and of the incisive lectures that he presented while teaching at the Bauhaus. Featuring large, high-quality reproductions, 'Klee’s Mirror' shows how the painter’s theories both are exemplified in his art and, in turn, are enhanced and extended by what his art achieves and reveals
Paul Klee : theater everywhere by Paul Klee( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The work of Paul Klee [1879-1940) was deeply influenced by his passion for the theater. Throughout his life the artist fervently attended theatrical performances, from the opera to puppet shows. Characters from plays or operas - Hamlet, Falstaff, and Don Giovanni, for example - populate his cryptic visual world. Various types of characters and theatrical elements, such as clowns and masks, were firmly established themes in his visual repertoire. Primarily, though, Klee created connections between the theater and life, taking up the topos of the world as a stage: people became actors or marionettes; theatrical events touched upon scenes from everyday life." "This publication sheds light on all of these aspects of Klee's fascination for the theater. A chronology gives a panoramic outline of his many experiences with the theater. Selected works by contemporary artists make it clear that Klee was not the only one fascinated with the sharp-eyed perception of theatrical situationsthe topic is one that continues to engage artists today."--Jacket
Klee & Kandinsky : neighbors, friends, rivals by Vivian Endicott Barnett( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and German and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klee and Kandinsky were towering figures of the modernist movement and were close, both as friends and artists. For a time they lived next door to one another and exchanged their artistic ideas on a daily basis. This unique book explores their 30-year relationship, from the time of the Blue Rider group around 1912, through the Bauhaus years in Weimar and Dessau until the late 1930s. With the culture of the Weimar Republic as a backdrop, this book traces the eventful history of an artistic friendship. Kandinsky's idealism is juxtaposed with Klee's irony and we learn that their relationship was characterised in equal measure by friendship and competitiveness, mutual influence and the need to establish distance. The focus is on the artistic dialogue they enacted through their art. They were joined by an aspiration to spiritualise art and explore its intrinsic laws. At the same time, Kandinsky's commitment to abstraction contrasted strongly with Klee's allegiance to natural models
Klee and Cobra : a child's play by Paul Klee( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The realization that children have their own type of childish creativity and the potential to express themselves through art was a crucial driving force in Paul Klee's own creative work: from pieces displaying the spontaneous texture of finger painting to his Dada-esque puppets made of found materials. Animated by Klee, after World War II painters from the group of artists known as CoBrA in turn lighted on the child's visual world as a source of inspiration for their new, revolutionary artistic departure. This publication sheds light on the little known history of the reception of Klee by CoBrA artists Asger Jorn, Karel Appel, Constant, Corneille, and others. In a dialogue and confrontation with the eruptive works of the CoBrA artists, we see Klee's oeuvre from a new, surprisingly wild side. The visual exchange is marked by expressivity and divided into thematic fields, such as play and mischief, imaginary worlds of animals and plants, or grotesque faces and masks."--Publisher's website
Chinese whispers : neue Kunst aus den Sigg und M+ Sigg Collections = Chinese whispers : recent art from the Sigg and M+ Sigg Collections by Sammlung Sigg (Switzerland)( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in German and English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Sigg Collection und die M+ Sigg Collection vereinen Werke von den frühen subversiven Jahren der modernen Kunst in China bis in die unmittelbare Gegenwart mit Werken solch bedeutender Künstler wie Ai Weiwei, Cao Fei und Zhang Pei. 'Chinese whispers' bezieht sich auf das Kinderspiel Stille Post, bei dem Personen einander eine Nachricht weiterflüstern, die sich im Laufe der Zeit verfälscht. Damit wird der Einfluss der westlichen Gegenwartskunst auf das chinesische Schaffen einerseits und die Auseinandersetzung mit der eigenen Tradition andererseits sichtbar und zugleich werden die Lebensbedingungen im heutigen China reflektiert. So präsentiert der Band neueste Kunst aus China und untersucht zugleich, wie sich die Rezeption dieser Kunst in den letzten Jahren gewandelt hat. Exhibition: Kunstmuseum Bern und Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland (19.2-19.06.2016) / MAK - Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst / Gegenwartskunst, Vienna, Austria (spring, 2017)
Ten Americans : after Paul Klee by Fabienne Eggelhöfer( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critics have traditionally confined Paul Klee's contribution to American art as one of "spirit," and limited to the works of the New York School and other Abstract Expressionist painters. In fact, Klee's influence on American art is more expansive, as illustrated in this study of ten artists who, through their use of automatic drawing, color field painting, symbols, and pictographs, reveal how Klee's theories and artistic methods contributed to the history of post-war American art. The ten artists explored include familiar names, such as Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Mark Tobey, Gene Davis, and Kenneth Noland, as well as lesser-known artists William Baziotes, Norman Lewis, Theodore Stamos, and Bradley Walker Tomlin. The richly-illustrated book features essays exploring Klee's legacy among various schools of American art and a chronology illustrates where and how American artists learned about Klee. It also includes a profile of each artist and their connections to Klee, followed by exquisite reproductions of their works
L'Europe des esprits, ou, La fascination de l'occulte, 1750-1950( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La fascination pour l'irrationnel et l'obscur semble parcourir de longue date l'histoire de l'art et des idées. C'est plus particulièrement les deux cents ans qui s'ouvrent avec le siècle des Lumières et se ferment avec les dernières convulsions surréalistes que l'historien d'art Serge Fauchereau a choisi de retenir pour dresser avec le présent ouvrage un portrait de la présence occulte dans la littérature, les arts visuels, la danse, mais aussi la science ou l'architecture, et ce dans une perspective européenne. Ce voyage à travers l'ordre caché de l'art et les phénomènes inexpliqués passe par la rencontre des artistes, des écrivains et des savants, avec le spiritisme, le Salon de la Rose-Croix, la théosophie ou encore l'anthroposophie. De Goethe à Breton, de Goya à Dali, de Paracelse aux Curie, L'Europe des esprits réunit un vaste ensemble iconographique, ainsi que les contributions d'auteurs internationaux issus de domaines différents (historiens d'art, philosophes, spécialistes de la littérature et des sciences), offrant au lecteur un regard pluridisciplinaire sur deux siècles de fascination pour ce "qui vient de tellement plus loin que l'homme et qui va tellement plus loin aussi" (André Breton)."--[4] of cover
The journey to Tunisia, 1914 : Paul Klee, August Macke, Louis Moilliet by Paul Klee( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The one-hundredth anniversary of the legendary journey to Tunisia taken by three artists Paul Klee, August Macke, and Louis Moilliet arrives in April 2014. The Zentrum Paul Klee is taking this opportunity to once again relive one of the greatest moments in modern art history
The revolution is dead - long live the revolution! : from Malevich to Judd, from Deineka to Bartana( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The point of departure for the present publication is the strikingly innovative artistic spirit of the Russian avant-garde, along with the Socialist Realism that became established after the revolution. It addresses the radical conceptions of the revolutionary artistic movements of the early 20th century and their significance for the breakthroughs to abstraction and Constructivism. It also traces the implications and the traces of Socialist Realism as an ideologically motivated pictorial formula up to the present day. Also investigated is the actuality and viability of revolutionary ideas and art with reference to numerous examples of both abstract and representational art. For those interested in the works and ideas of these movements, and in the artistic consequences of the October Revolution in general, this sumptuous publication offers fascinating insights and a comprehensive overview.0Exhibition: Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland (13.04.-09.07.2017)
Expansion field : Antony Gormley by Antony Gormley( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern by Zentrum Paul Klee( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Zentrum Paul Klee, which opened its doors during the summer of 2005, is not an art museum in the traditional sense--just as its raison d'être, Paul Klee, was by no means a traditional artist. Klee, who was also a musician, teacher, and poet, ranks comfortably as one of the 20th-century's most significant and beloved artists. His artworks, which partook marvelously in the spirit of the naïf and the childlike, were the visual wonder of an intellect that also produced fascinating theoretical and educational treatises. The center, housed in a marvelously undulating building designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, is set to become the leading resource worldwide for mediations on the life and work of Paul Klee, as well as the reception of his art. The diversity of Klee's artistic activities will be thoroughly represented here, with nearly 40 percent of the artist's entire oeuvre accounted for, totalling some four thousand paintings, watercolors, and drawings, as well as plentiful archives and biographical material. The collection has been compiled from a number of contributing sources, including generous donations and loans from the founding Klee and Müller families, the former Paul Klee foundation, and numerous private holdings. Essays by Ursina Barandun, Klaus Baumgartner, Michael Baumgartner, Stefan Frey, Christine Hopfengart, Benedikt Loderer, Andreas Marti, Lorenz Meyer, Tilman Osterwold, Rolf Soiron, Adrian Weber, and Kasper Zehnder, et. al. Hardcover, 8.75 x 10.25 in./400 pgs / 185 color and 120 b & w
Taking a line for a walk by Régine Bonnefoit( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Paul Klee's pictorial thinking, the Zentrum Paul Klee is organising an exhibition on the meaning of script, sign and line in the artistic process. Writing transfers not only content but is also form. Its structure, horizontally or vertically placed lines, as well as its letters, correspond to certain norms. At the same time writing is determined by the individual, spontaneous gesture of the author. It consequently unites concept and spontaneity and is therefore interesting with regard to the artistic process. For the exhibition other important artists of the 20th century besides Klee have been selected who in their different ways take up the aspects of script, symbol and line and therefore also examine the tension between concept and spontaneity. The exhibition examines the significance of handwriting and writing as well as "scriptive" signs in artistic practice. Departing from Paul Klee's interest in handwriting and calligraphy, it will examine the nature of writing more closely. Writing adheres to specific rules in order to be decipherable, but is simultaneously also the expression of an individual sensibility. As handwriting unites both concept and gesture, it will serve here as a model for the artistic process. The artists selected for the exhibition not only employ writing as pictorial element, but also locate their artistic practice between the two poles of spontaneity and the conceptual. In statements about their work they have repeatedly emphasized the importance of process and movement. The spectrum spanning the gestural through to the conceptual, ranges from the gestural "scription" of Henri Michaux, Mark Tobey, and Cy Twombly, to Paul Klee, Brice Marden, and Olav Christopher Jenssen, to the conceptual painting of Jonathan Lasker and word paintings by Christopher Wool.--Museum website
Paul Klee : the angels by Paul Klee( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht in woord en beeld van de engelenfiguren van de Duitse schilder (1879-1940)
Paul Klee : the silence of the angel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary of the life and works of the artist Paul Klee
Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern : [diese Publikation erscheint anlässlich der Eröffnung des Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, am 20. Juni 2005] by Zentrum Paul Klee( Book )

16 editions published in 2005 in 4 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth. auch: S. 51-59: In honorem der Gründer Maurice E. Müller und Martha Müller-Lüthi / Rolf Soiron. - S. 60-61: Curriculum Vitae Maurice E. Müller und Martha Müller-Lüthi. - S. 176-185: Biografie Paul Klee / Michael Baumgartner. - Betr. ferner Lily (+1946), Felix (1907-1990), Alexander und Livia (*1922) Klee, die Klee-Gesellschaft und die Paul-Klee-Stiftung. - Engl. Übers.: Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern. - Trad. française: Zentrum Paul Klee, Berne
Paul Klee : Überall Theater by Paul Klee( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Paul Klee : hand puppets
Max Beckmann : a dream of lifeIn Paul Klee's enchanted garden : Bergen Art Museum, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Zentrum Paul Klee, BernPaul Klee : theater everywhereKlee and Cobra : a child's playZentrum Paul Klee, BernZentrum Paul Klee, Bern : [diese Publikation erscheint anlässlich der Eröffnung des Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, am 20. Juni 2005]Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern : the architecture
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Centre Culture Paul Klee

Centrum Paula Klee

Klee-Zentrum Bern


Zentrum Paul Klee

Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern.

Zentrum Paul Klee Berne.


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