- Full Description
A century after his death, Viennese artist Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) still startles with his unabashed eroticism, dazzling surfaces, and artistic experimentation. In this massive 660-page monograph, we find all of Klimt’s major works alongside authoritative art history commentary and privileged material from Klimt’s own archive to trace the evolution of his astonishing oeuvre. New photography of the celebrated Stoclet Frieze. Follow Klimt through his prominent role in the Secessionist movement of 1897, his candid rendering of the female body, and his lustrous “golden phase.”
With gold leaf he brought a shimmering tone and texture to such famous works as The Kiss and Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer I, also known as The Woman in Gold. This is a new smaller-sized and possibly abridged edition of the much higher priced monograph, which boasted the same page count but was published in a deluxe $200 edition in a much larger format.
Klimt's work crossed over from Art Nouveau to Modernism. His sensual images of women are timeless even while highly ornate and surrounded with Symbolist details and backgrounds. Some nudity.
- Additional Information
Item Code GKDPH Publisher Taschen Publish Date 2018 ISBN 9783836562904 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 6x8 # Pages 672pg Color Full Color