Gustav Klimt – 1862-1918 – The World in Female Form. – Fliedl, Gottfried.

Fliedl, Gottfried.


Publisher: Taschen. Los Angeles. 2006
ID: 48019 Category:


4to, XXVIII, 239pp. Hardcover in papered red boards with titles in black and white on front board and the firm spine with pictorial, non clipped d/w, both in near-fine condition, now protected by clear archival covering, text and all b/w and colour illustrations are in pristine condition too. This introduction to the life and work of one of the leading artistic personalities of the turn of the century has now become arguably the major standard work on Klimt whose fame rests on his reputation as one of the greatest erotic painters and grapic artists of his time. Nevertheless, this exquisite book (celebrating the 25th anniversary of Taschen’s opening) includes everything from his early years of training with landscapes and portraits and yet actually there is only one chapter dealing with Klimt’s famous Erotic Drawings.