The Diaries of Paul Klee, 1898-1918

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University of California Press, 1968 - Art - 434 pages
Paul Klee was endowed with a rich and many-sided personality that was continually spilling over into forms of expression other than his painting and that made him one of the most extraordinary phenomena of modern European art. These abilities have left their record in the four intimate Diaries in which he faithfully recorded the events of his inner and outer life from his nineteenth to his fortieth year. Here, together with recollections of his childhood in Bern, his relations with his family and such friends as Kandinsky, Marc, Macke, and many others, his observations on nature and people, his trips to Italy and Tunisia, and his military service, the reader will find Klee's crucial experience with literature and music, as well as many of his essential ideas about his own artistic technique and the creative process.
 

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Contents

Memories of Childhood
1
The Student at the Classical High School
12
Munich First Year of Study 18981899
20
Munich II 18991900
31
Munich III 19001901
40
Before Italy Summer of 1901 Bern and Surroundings
55
DAIRY II
59
Italian Diary October 1901 to May 1902
61
DAIRY III
115
Munich
205
Trip to Tunisia
281
DAIRY IV
323
THE KLEE FAMILY
410
RECOLLECTIONS FELIX KLEE
412
FELIX CALENDAR
418
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