The Nature of Creation, Works 1914-1940Book - 2002
This study explores diversity as the mainspring of Klee's creative practice. Drawing on Klee's own classifications for his work, along with those of distinguished Klee scholars, the book traces the development of the artist's rich visual language not as a single line of enquiry, but as a series of movements, counter-movements and interconnections. By the time of his death in 1940, Klee was an acknowledged modern master, his fame and influence both as an artist and a teacher recognized throughout the western world. However, his work lost prominence for many years from the early 1960s, only re-emerging into view in much later years. Featuring an essay by Robert Kudielka, Professor of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art at the Universitat der Kunste, Berlin, along with a personal response to Klee's work by renowned British artist Bridget Riley, this book brings to the fore the seminal role Klee had in the development of 20th-century art and signals the ongoing relevance of his work.
Publisher: London : Hayward Gallery ; Aldershot, Hants ; Burlington, VT : Lund Humphries, c2002.
Characteristics: 204 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm.