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Paul Klee's Pictorial Writing

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  • Date Published: November 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521812351

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  • This study examines the function and meaning of linguistic symbols in Klee's work. Using the artist's diaries, letters, lecture notes and visual allusions, K. Porter Aichele shows how these sources provide the framework for fresh interpretations of works ranging from letter forms in pictorial settings to visual texts. Klee's familiar line drawings are revealed as a radical reinterpretation of the ul pictora poesis tradition, through which the artist questioned whether there is a substantive difference between writing and drawing.

    • First comprehensive study of letters and images in Klee's work
    • Fresh interpretations of both popular and little-known works by a major twentieth-century artist
    • Advances a new way of assessing Klee's contributions to twentieth-century art
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521812351
    • length: 268 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 160 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • contains: 94 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The rhetoric of visual narrative
    2. Ut pictura poesis revisited
    3. Other models of word/image interaction
    4. 'Abstract things such as letters'
    5. 'A kind of pictorial writing'.

  • Author

    K. Porter Aichele, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

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