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Friday, August 20, 2010

Yves Klein by himself

With a recent surge of Yves Klein books on the market, this 4.5x7.5" leather bound book from Klein scholar Klaus Ottmann stands apart with its attempt to emulate Roland Barthes' 1954 essay on French historian Jules Michelet and his "organized network of obsessions". Condensing texts and the ideas that inspired Klein intermingled with biographical facts, YVES KLEIN by himself (Editions Dilecta) takes a comprehensive look into the philosophical sentiments of one of the most influential artists to come out of the post-war period.

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