Making of Paul Klee's Career, 1914-20 by O.K. Werckmeister
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Making of Paul Klee's Career, 1914-20
By O.K. Werckmeister

The Making of Paul Klee's Career, 1914-20

By (author) See other recent books by O.K. Werckmeister
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $162.00
Your Price: $145.80 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $16.20! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $7.29 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Making of Paul Klee's Career, 1914-20 by O.K. Werckmeister

Book Description

Paul Klee one of the preeminent artists of the twentieth century was associated with all of the major movements of the first half of the century: expressionism, cubism, surrealism, and abstraction. In this economic and political history, O. K. Werckmeister traces Klee's career as a professional artist, concentrating on the years 1914-20 in which Klee rose from obscurity to recognition in the visual culture of the incipient Weimar Republic. Werckmeister reveals the degree to which Klee, who has been traditionally portrayed as aloof from politics and the vicissitudes of the art market, was subject to and interacted with material conditions. Drawing on rich documentary evidence records of Klee's sales, reviews of his exhibitions, the artist's published writings about his art, unpublished correspondence, as well as contemporary criticism Werckmeister follows Klee's transformation from an idiosyncratic abstract individualist to a metaphysical storyteller to mystical sage. Werckmeister argues that this latter image was promoted by a number of influential art critics and dealers acting in cooperation with the artist himself. This posture prompted Klee's success first in the war-weary modernist art world of 1916-18 and then in the pseudo-revolutionary art world of 1919-20. This work is a critical challenge to the myth of Klee's art and to the hagiography of his artistic personality. Werckmeister's historical account is sure to be a controversial yet significant contribution to Klee studies one that will change the nature of Klee scholarship for some time to come."

Buy Making of Paul Klee's Career, 1914-20 book by O.K. Werckmeister from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780226893587
ISBN-10: 0226893588
Format: Hardback
(261mm x 181mm x 23mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1989
Country of Publication: United States


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Making of Paul Klee's Career, 1914-20 book by O.K. Werckmeister and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - O.K. Werckmeister

O. K. Werckmeister is the Mary Jane Crowe Distinguished Professor in Art History at Northwestern University.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by O.K. Werckmeister close
» close