Paul Klee, par Will Grohmann

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2 p. l., ix-xxvii, 60, [9] p. illus. 28 cm


Paul Klee (1879 – 1940) was a painter born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, and is considered to be a Swiss German. His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. He was also a student of orientalism. Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually deeply explored color theory, writing about it extensively; his lectures Writings on Form and Design Theory (Schriften zur Form und Gestaltungslehre), published in English as the Paul Klee Notebooks, are held to be as important for modern art as Leonardo da Vinci's A Treatise on Painting for the Renaissance. He and his colleague, the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, both taught at the German Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture.
The author, Will Grohmann (1887 -1968 ) was a German art critic and art historian specialized in German Expressionism and abstract art. He was known as the "godfather of modernism".
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"Cet ouvrage, le cinquième de la collection 'Les grands peintres d'aujourd'hui', a été tiré à 900 exemplaires, soit: 6 exemplaires sur papier Japon impérial avec une gouache et une gravure, numérotés de 1 à 6 7 exemplaires sur Japon impérial avex un dessin et une gravure, numérotés de 7 à 13 30 exemplaires sur papier d'Arches à la forme avec une gravure, numérotés de 14 à 43 857 exemplaires sur vélin de Torpes, numérotés de 44 à 900 il a été tiré en outre quelques exemplaires pour les collaboratuers et amis de 'Cahiers d'art'. Exemplaire no. 737."
Features: Inscription: "Helen Parkhurst""
The donor,Helen Parkhurst (1887 - 1973) was an American educator, author, lecturer, the originator of the Dalton Plan and the founder of The Dalton School.

The Dalton Plan is an educational concept created by Helen Parkhurst. It is inspired by the intellectual ferment at the turn of the twentieth century. It was introduced in 1914 by Miss Parkhurst at the Children's University School (now The Dalton School) in New York City, a private school. It was adopted in the state schools of Dalton, Massachusetts, four years later. At her request it was afterwards known as "the Dalton Plan." The idea behind the Plan was to give grammar school pupils the freedom and opportunity to develop initiative and self-reliance. This allowed older children to be introduced to the Dalton Plan.

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Grohmann, Will, 1887-1968. “Paul Klee, par Will Grohmann.” Rare Books. WCSU Archives, 9 July 2019. Accessed on the Web: 13 Dec. 2019.


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