These are brand new, direct FROM Taschen and packaged as they came from them! During his lifetime, Gustav Klimt was a controversial star whose works made passions run high. He stood for Modernism but he also embodied tradition.
His pictures polarized and divided the art-loving world. The press and general public alike were split over the question: For or against Klimt? This monograph explores Klimt's oeuvre with particular emphasis upon such contemporary voices. With a complete catalog of his paintings, including new photographs of the Stoclet Frieze commissioned exclusively for this book, it examines the reactions to Klimt's work throughout his career.
Subjects range from Klimts portrayal of women to his adoption of landscape painting. The theory that Klimt was a man of few words who rarely put pen to paper is also dispelled with the inclusion of 179 letters, cards, writings, and other documents from the artist. Each unfolding page with its strokeable surface of intense paintwork and its meld of Byzantine imagery and Venetian mosaics brings to life the exotic eroticism of this exceptional artist.
An incredibly beautiful, and VERY thorough book dedicated to showcasing this incredible talent, Taschen has produced an epic volume that exhaustively details Klimt's works. Many fold out & fold up pages make this a must have volume for any true artlover! Measures roughly 16x12in and contains 676 pages, it weighs a whopping 17 pounds!!! I dare anyone to leave it on a coffee table and have someone NOT comment on it! FOR MORE ILLUSTRATED and ART books I have listed which is usually a lot!For any of the other hundreds of items I have available use the link at the bottom of the page. About Me & This Item.. I promise everything there is to know about this item is in this description. I also do not subscribe to "grading" as frankly, grading is totally inconsistent and most of the "graders" TRULY have no clue, so I will use plain English if it is OK with you.. This is a brand new hardcover book still in the original box as it came from Tashen. There are links above and below and why not bookmark my site to make it easier to find at a later date! Pay me, I send it, BUT ONLY TO A REGISTERED ADDRESS! I really DO CARE about when and how your product gets to you. Instead, select ADD TO CART. I HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THIS! I accept Credit Cards, eChecks and electronic transfers with. Unfortunately, direct bank transfers are not offered due to cost and security concerns. As I reside in the USA, all payments must be made in US Dollars & Cents. PLEASE remember this when you leave feedback scores as the choice is yours and not my fault if it takes a long time to get there! International deliveries usually arrive within 1-2 weeks but CAN take up to a month! Finally, we do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts"; it is illegal and immoral. Ask and I'll try to answer.. Please check out the other "lovely" items I have just waiting for you by. The item "GUSTAV KLIMT COMPLETE WORKS WITH FOLDOUTS Taschen XXL 17 lb BRAND NEW IN STOCK" is in sale since Thursday, March 24, 2016. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Books". The seller is "alan-53" and is located in Walnut, California.
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