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Gustav Klimt, 1862-1918 : the world in female form

Author: Gilles Néret
Publisher: Köln : Taschen, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gustav Klimt's ornate art expresses the apocalyptic atmosphere of Vienna's upper middle-class society around the turn of the 20th century - a society devoted to the cultivation of aesthetic awareness and the cult of pleasure. This book is a detailed chronological summary of the artist's life and work.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Gustav Klimt; Gustav Klimt; Gustav Klimt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilles Néret
ISBN: 9783836531429 3836531429 9781435139268 1435139267
OCLC Number: 763177236
Notes: Originally published in 1993.
Description: 96 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Vienna between Reality and Illusion --
Secessionist Symbolism and Femmes Fatales --
The Hymn to Joy and the Beethoven Frieze --
The Exotic Mosaics of the Villa Stoclet --
The Magic Kaleidoscope --
All Art is Erotic --
Gustav Klimat 1862-1918: Life and Work --
List of Plates --
Notes.
Other Titles: Gustav Klimt, 1862-1918.
Klimt
World in female form
Responsibility: Gilles Néret ; [translation, Charity Scott Stokes].

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