- Full Description
From bargain-publisher Taschen, "The Prince of Decadence" in a whole new light and a ground-breaking monograph. His complete paintings, all known letter correspondence--some 300 letters--and new photographs of the Stoclet Frieze. Oversized 10" x 14"--the most massive book ever on one of the most popular artists of all time. First published in a deluxe $200 edition and now at a bargain price. 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.
Taschen is very good at tackling a subject, like the work of Klimt, that has seemingly been completely covered in previous disparate volumes. But what they do is put together fine new essays and biographical information, from the world's experts, and then include each and every piece of art that is available. This makes a volume such as this the be-all and end-all, the most complete and thorough book on its subject. And that is how they bring new immediacy and excitement to a subject.
On top of all that, after making their costs back on the fancy $200 edition, they now produce a slightly smaller (in size, not in page count) edition and make it an amazing bargain for all that you get. Why pay $20 or $30 or even $50 for a limited survey or a best-of collection of perhaps 96 or 120 or 150 pages, when you can have it all, 600 oversized and beautifully reproduced pages of Klimt's entire output for just a few dollars more?
- Additional Information
Item Code GKCPH Publisher Taschen Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9783836566612 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 11x16 # Pages 676pg Color Full Color