Paul Klee's Pictorial Writing

Paul Klee's Pictorial Writing

by K. Porter Aichele, Paul Klee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521812356

ISBN-13: 9780521812351

Pub. Date: 12/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521812351
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2002
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.91(d)

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'.

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