Description - Yves Klein by Klaus Ottman
The career of French artist Yves Klein lasted just eight years (from 1954 to 1962), but in that short span he took Europe by storm. Working in Paris at the height of geometric abstraction and Art Informel, in an intellectual climate dominated by Existentialism, Klein presaged many developments in the postwar avant garde: performance art, Minimalism and Conceptualism (one of his mottoes pronounced, "For color! Against the line and drawing!"). As this volume demonstrates, Klein wrote prolifically, often in the form of manifestos or more ironic texts written to accompany his proto-Conceptual installations. Though Klein is best known for a series of monochromes in his trademark shade, International Klein Blue, his first public showing was of the 1954 artist's book Yves: Peintures, which featured a series of monochromes created in response to cities where he had lived, as a play on the traditional art exhibition catalogue. The medium of the book is consequently an ideal place in which to encounter his art and thought. 110 illustrations
Buy Yves Klein by Klaus Ottman from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(280mm x 215mm x 0mm)
Publisher: Ediciones Poligrafa
Country of Publication:
Book Reviews - Yves Klein by Klaus Ottman
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Yves Klein book by Klaus Ottman and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)
A Preview for this title is currently not available.