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Wolfgang Paalen : artist and theorist of the avant-garde

Author: Amy H Winter; Wolfgang Paalen
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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German painter Paalen shared with many of his contemporaries an interest in mathematics and theoretical physics, but whereas they tended to be ironic, the author finds him a more serious and ardent romantic. She explores his painting, sculpture, and writing, emphasizing his impact on the development of the New York School of Abstraction Expressionism.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Winter, Amy H. (Amy Harriet).
Wolfgang Paalen.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003
(OCoLC)606876976
Named Person: Wolfgang Paalen; Wolfgang Paalen; Wolfgang Paalen; Wolfgang Paalen
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amy H Winter; Wolfgang Paalen
ISBN: 027597524X 9780275975241
OCLC Number: 48450962
Description: xxxii, 285 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Theoretical and Political Roots in Austria and Germany --
A Paris, 1928-1935 --
Through a Glass Darkly, 1936-1939 --
Surrealism in Mexico/Mexico in Surrealism: Prelude to Exile --
The New World --
New York School Days --
The First Three Issues of DYN --
Totem Lessons: The "Amerindian" Issue of DYN --
Cosmic Creation --
The New Man in Barnett Newman --
Chaotic Magnificence.
Responsibility: Amy Winter.
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