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The art of Adolf Wölfli : St. Adolf-Giant-Creation

Author: Elka SpoerriAdolf WölfliDaniel BaumannEdward M GomezAmerican Folk Art Museum.All authors
Publisher: New York : American Folk Art Museum ; [Princeton, N.J.] : Princeton University Press, ©2003.
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Offers a fresh vantage point on the artist's remarkably intricate drawings and astonishing collages, as well as his newly translated writings, which are justly celebrated for their dizzying blend of mythology and humor.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Named Person: Adolf Wölfli; Adolf Wölfli; Adolf Wölfli; Adolf Wölfli; Adolf Wölfli
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elka Spoerri; Adolf Wölfli; Daniel Baumann; Edward M Gomez; American Folk Art Museum.; Milwaukee Art Museum.
ISBN: 0691114986 9780691114989
OCLC Number: 51552979
Notes: Published in conjunction with the exhibition "St. Adolf-Giant-Creation: The art of Adolf Wölfli" presented Feb. 25-May 18, 2003, at the American Folk Art Museum, New York, and Sept. 18-Dec. 12, 2004, at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Description: 111 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
Contents: The kiss / Adolf Wölfli ; translation by Andrew Shields --
Adolf Wölfli, artist/builder : a consideration of his life and work / Elka Spoerri --
Inventions / Adolf Wölfli ; translation by Andrew Shields --
Calculation of interest : the response to Adolf Wölfli's work, 1921-2002 / Daniel Baumann --
From the cradle to the grave (excerpts) / Adolf Wölfli ; translation by Andrew Shields --
Adolf Wölfli : visionary gaphic designer / Edward M. Gomez --
The creation of God, the Almighty Father : Anno, 3671 before Christ's birth / Adolf Wölfli ; translation by Andrew Shields.
Other Titles: St. Adolf-Giant-Creation
Responsibility: Elka Spoerri and Daniel Baumann ; essay by Edward M. Gomez ; writings by Adolf Wölfli ; with a foreword by Gerard C. Wertkin.
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Despite being institutionalized for schizophrenia at age thirty-one, Adolf Wolfli (1864-1930) achieved artistic greatness in his cell at Waldau Mental Asylum near his native Bern, Switzerland. This  Read more...

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"Wolfli was an obsessive artist par excellence. He spent the last 35 years of his life locked up ... and in that time he produced thousands of pages of intricate drawings and novelistic narratives... Read more...

 
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