Paul Klees Pictorial Writing by K. Porter AichelePaul Klees Pictorial Writing by K. Porter Aichele

Paul Klees Pictorial Writing

byK. Porter Aichele

Hardcover | November 25, 2002

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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.
Title:Paul Klees Pictorial WritingFormat:HardcoverPublished:November 25, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521812356

ISBN - 13:9780521812351

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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'.