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The thinking eye
by Paul Klee
Το σημαντικό αυτό έργο που παρουσιάζεται για πρώτη φορά στην Ελλάδα, περιλαμβάνει το σύνολο του θεωρητικού και διδακτικού έργου του KLEE που αποτελείται από διαλέξεις, δοκίμια και, κυρίως, από τα μαθήματα που παρέδωσε στην περίφημη Σχολή Μπάουχάουζ της Βαϊμάρης και του Ντεσσάου από το 1920 έως το 1930. Τα κείμενα αυτά αναφέρονται στο σύνολο των εικαστικών μέσων έκφρασης κα...more
Hardcover, 2nd Edition, 541 pages
Published 1964 by G Wittenborn
(first published 1956)
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The Thinking Eye is an intriguing book showing, through records of lessons Klee taught at the Bauhaus, the impressive depth of his artistic philosophy. He employs a rather reductive approach to create his very personal understanding of art. Whereas most artists are concerned primarily with having a working, utilitarian knowledge of aspects such as perspective, colour, composition, etc., Klee gives a large amount of thought to more basic, and seemingly simple, elements such as the point, the line...more
I can say for certain that I didn't really like reading this book very much, but I can't say whether or not it's any good. On one hand, I tend to think that artists who are very good at expressing themselves through canvas/music/etc. tend to be terrible writers-- they have their medium already. On the other hand, perhaps I didn't fully get this, as someone whose medium is so non-visual. I get that he's trying to find the hidden structure underneath the image, but it strikes me as a bit of a fool...more
Paul Klee; 18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940) was born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, and is considered both a Swiss painter and a German painter. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. He was, as well, a student of orientalism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually mastered color theory, and wr...moreMore about Paul Klee...