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Yves Klein & Claude Parent: The Memorial, an Architectural Project

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Text by Audrey Jeanroy, Yves Klein, Rotraut Klein-Moquay Christelle Lecœr, Claude Parent, Pierre Restany, Philippe Ungar.

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Yves Klein: Expressing the Immaterial

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By Denys Riout.

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Yves Klein: The Foundations of Judo

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Preface by Ichiro Abé.

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Yves Klein By Himself

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By Klaus Ottmann.

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Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers

HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN/WALKER ART CENTER
Text by Kerry Brougher, Philippe Vergne, Klaus Ottmann, Kaira M. Cabañas, Andria Hickey.

Hbk, 8 x 10 in. / 352 pgs / 120 color / 175 bw. | 7/31/2010 | In stock
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Yves Klein: USA

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Text by Robert Pincus-Witten, Rotraut Klein-Moquay.

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Yves Klein: Works, Writings, Interviews

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Text by Klaus Ottman.

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Yves Klein: Into The Blue

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Essay by Nina Hollein.

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Yves Klein

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS
Essays by Paolo Bianchi, Olivier Berggruen, Nuit Banai, Fr»d»ric Migayrou, Ingrid Pfeiffer, Jean-Michel Ribettes and Nicole Root.

Hardcover, 9.5 x 11 in. / 240 pgs / 174 color / 157 bw | 6/15/2004 | Not available
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Yves Klein

EXHIBITIONS INTERNATIONAL/EDITIONS GUY PIETERS
Artwork by Yves Klein. Text by Pierre Restany.

Hardcover, 9.75 x 8.5 in. / 331 pgs / 81 color / 26 bw | 10/2/2000 | Not available
ISBN 9789071598029 | $70.00


Yves Klein

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS
Artwork by Yves Klein.

Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 296 pgs / 130 color / 120 bw | 3/2/1995 | Not available
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Yves Klein's "Ethics" of Style
By Klaus Ottmann from Yves Klein By Himself, published by Dilecta, 2010

Yves Klein (1928-1962) was an agitator of ideas, a total artist who used his considerable charisma to propagate social change through art. In his writings and talks, Klein drew on a vast repertoire of philosophical, scientific, political and occult materials, synthesizing them into a declamatory propaganda for his own art. Yves Klein by Himself is a composite biography of one of the most influential artists of the second half of the twentieth century. Neither an intellectual biography nor an art-historical analysis, Yves Klein by Himself is rather a kind of "Klein reader" that lets the artist speak through his ideas and philosophical conceptions, and in doing so attempts to reconstruct his "organized network of obsessions." To this end, it intermixes biographical facts, a selection of texts by the writers and artists who influenced Klein, a glossary of keywords with Klein's own definitions derived from published texts as well as previously unpublished manuscripts and a selection of critical writings with analyses of Klein's philosophical ideas by the author and editor of this volume, Klein scholar Klaus Ottmann.
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Yves Klein & Claude Parent: The Memorial, an Architectural ProjectYves Klein & Claude Parent: The Memorial, an Architectural Project

Published by Éditions Dilecta.
Text by Audrey Jeanroy, Yves Klein, Rotraut Klein-Moquay Christelle Lecœr, Claude Parent, Pierre Restany, Philippe Ungar.

Artist Yves Klein (1928–1962) and architect Claude Parent (born 1923) first worked together in 1969, on Klein’s Air Architecture project; subsequent collaborations included the "Pneumatic Rocket" and the Fontaines de Varsovie project. Parent and his office produced professional architectural designs for Klein’s concepts, clarifying their utopian aspirations with exquisite delicacy. Shortly after Klein’s death at the age of 34, his widow, Rotraut Klein-Moquay, and his mother, Marie Raymond, asked Parent to create an architectural design for an Yves Klein Memorial, to be built on a small plot of land above Saint-Paul de Vence in southeastern France. This handsome volume chronicles Klein and Parent’s relationship, with reproductions of drawings, paintings and sculptures, plus archival materials and photographs.

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Yves Klein: Expressing the ImmaterialYves Klein: Expressing the Immaterial

Published by Éditions Dilecta.
By Denys Riout.

In April 1958, Yves Klein presented an exhibition in a white room at the Iris Clert gallery in Paris, devoid of all objects save for an empty cabinet. This milestone show, later known as the "exhibition of the void," debuted Klein's "immaterialization of painting": "an ambience, a pictorial climate that is invisible but present." Shortly afterward, Klein upped the stakes even further by offering ritualized sales of "zones of immaterial pictorial sensibility"--i.e., "zones" of nothing--in exchange for a certain weight of fine gold, half of which he then in turn dispatched into the Seine (the other half was used to make gold monochromes). Denys Riout's illustrated study is the first devoted entirely to Klein's immaterial works. Drawing on both known and newly discovered documentation, Riout portrays this development in Klein's thought against its cultural backdrop and attendant postwar philosophic and religious discussions on the idea of the void.

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Yves Klein: The Foundations of JudoYves Klein: The Foundations of Judo

Published by The Everyday Press.
Preface by Ichiro Abé.

In 1952 the 24-year-old Yves Klein left Paris for Japan, to pursue his first love; not art but judo. Klein spent a year and a half in Tokyo, studying mainly at the Kodokan under the ninth-dan judo master Oda. After becoming one of the first Europeans to receive a coveted fourth-dan black belt, Klein returned to France and opened the Judo Académie de Paris. In 1954 the prestigious publisher Grasset published his book Les Fondements du Judo, illustrated with hundreds of photographs of Klein and leading Japanese teachers demonstrating the six major “Katas” (the movements that form the basis of judo). The Foundations of Judo is the first ever English translation of this historical document. Translated and typeset in a facsimile of the 1954 original by British artist Ian Whittlesea, it expresses the fundaments of the art that was Klein's foremost passion.

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Paperback, 5.5 x 8.75 in. / 224 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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Yves Klein By HimselfYves Klein By Himself

His Life and Thought

Published by Editions Dilecta.
By Klaus Ottmann.

Yves Klein (1928-1962) was an agitator of ideas, a total artist who used his considerable charisma to propagate social change through art. In his writings and talks, Klein drew on a vast repertoire of philosophical, scientific, political and occult materials, synthesizing them into a declamatory propaganda for his own art. Yves Klein by Himself is a composite biography of one of the most influential artists of the second half of the twentieth century. Neither an intellectual biography nor an art-historical analysis, Yves Klein by Himself is rather a kind of "Klein reader" that lets the artist speak through his ideas and philosophical conceptions, and in doing so attempts to reconstruct his "organized network of obsessions." To this end, it intermixes biographical facts, a selection of texts by the writers and artists who influenced Klein, a glossary of keywords with Klein's own definitions derived from published texts as well as previously unpublished manuscripts and a selection of critical writings with analyses of Klein's philosophical ideas by the author and editor of this volume, Klein scholar Klaus Ottmann.

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Yves Klein: With the Void, Full PowersYves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers

Published by Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden/Walker Art Center.
Text by Kerry Brougher, Philippe Vergne, Klaus Ottmann, Kaira M. Cabañas, Andria Hickey.

One of the last century's most influential artists, Yves Klein (1928–1962) took the European art scene by storm in a prolific career that lasted only from 1954 to 1962, when he suffered a heart attack at the age of 34. Klein was an innovator who embraced painting, sculpture, performance, photography, music, theater, film, architecture and theoretical writing. Self-identified as “the painter of space,” Klein sought to achieve immaterial spirituality through pure color (primarily an ultramarine blue of his own invention—International Klein Blue) and even went so far as to present white galleries emptied of all artworks for his renowned 1958 exhibition of “the Void.” His diverse oeuvre represents a pivotal transition from modern art's concern with the material object to contemporary notions of the conceptual nature of art. Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers is published to accompany the first major retrospective of the artist's work in the United States in nearly 30 years. It includes examples from all of Klein's major series, including his Anthropometries, Cosmogonies, fire paintings, planetary reliefs and blue monochromes, as well as selections of his lesser-known gold and pink monochromes, body and sponge reliefs, “air architecture” and immaterial works. Essays by curators Kerry Brougher and Philippe Vergne, Klein scholar Klaus Ottmann, art historian Kaira M. Cabañas and curatorial fellow Andria Hickey, as well as archival materials and translations of Klein's published and unpublished writings, offer insights into the artist's endeavors and process.
Born in Nice, France, in 1928, Yves Klein created what he considered his first artwork when he signed the sky above Nice in 1947, making his earliest attempt to capture the immaterial. The artist carved out new aesthetic and theoretical territory based on his study of the mystical sect Rosicrucianism, philosophical and poetic investigations of space and science, and the practice of Judo, which he described as “the discovery of the human body in a spiritual space.”

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Yves Klein: USAYves Klein: USA

Published by Editions Dilecta.
Text by Robert Pincus-Witten, Rotraut Klein-Moquay.

This book, produced in collaboration with the Yves Klein Archives, recounts the relationship between Yves Klein, one of the major artists of the postwar period, and the United States—a relationship of mutual fascination and reciprocal influence. Numerous documents, many of them previously unpublished, bear witness to the close ties that Klein forged with the U.S. The rising stars of the early 1960s American art scene (Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Frank Stella, plus Marcel Duchamp) all make an appearance here, as does President Eisenhower! The book includes an interview with Rotraut Klein-Moquay, who talks about her trip to the United States with Yves Klein in 1961, as well as the artist's comments on his own work. It also includes a hitherto unpublished essay by the American critic Robert Pincus-Witten, who met the protagonists of this story when he worked for dealer Leo Castelli.

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Yves Klein: Works, Writings, InterviewsYves Klein: Works, Writings, Interviews

Published by Poligrafa.
Text by Klaus Ottman.

The career of French artist Yves Klein lasted just eight years (from 1954 to 1962), but in that short span he took Europe by storm. Working in Paris at the height of geometric abstraction and Art Informel, in an intellectual climate dominated by Existentialism, Klein presaged many developments in the postwar avant garde: performance art, Minimalism and Conceptualism (one of his mottoes pronounced, "For color! Against the line and drawing!"). As this volume demonstrates, Klein wrote prolifically, often in the form of manifestos or more ironic texts written to accompany his proto-Conceptual installations. Though Klein is best known for a series of monochromes in his trademark shade, International Klein Blue, his first public showing was of the 1954 artist's book Yves: Peintures, which featured a series of monochromes created in response to cities where he had lived, as a play on the traditional art exhibition catalogue. The medium of the book is consequently an ideal place in which to encounter his art and thought.

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Yves Klein: Into The BlueYves Klein: Into The Blue

Can You Tell It's Art?

Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers.
Essay by Nina Hollein.

Keenly interested in everything new and free of preconceived notions, children are the ideal viewers of art. Yves Klein: Into the Blue is a playful introduction to the work of one of the founding fathers of contemporary art. With its deliberately non-pedagogical tone and unusual design, the book is also a perfect bedtime story featuring key works by the artist along with original photographs and quotations. In Klein's pictures, children experience a wide range of approaches to painting, from a canvas covered completely with plate gold to a radiant blue sponge, to the imprint of a painted woman's body on paper. This book sends art lovers of all ages on a fantastic journey into the world of Yves Klein, following his development from a daydreamer to an artist who invented his own color, which soon became famous: International Klein Blue. The story is told in vivid colors and images, and a blue coloring pad in the cover, attached to a bookmark, encourages young readers to try out their own ideas on paper.

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HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.25 in. / 40 pgs / 23 color / 11 bw.

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Yves KleinYves Klein

Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers.
Essays by Paolo Bianchi, Olivier Berggruen, Nuit Banai, Fr»d»ric Migayrou, Ingrid Pfeiffer, Jean-Michel Ribettes and Nicole Root.

Yves Klein was regarded as a visionary even by his contemporaries. An enfant terrible and outstanding judo enthusiast whose spectacular performances attracted considerable attention in the art world, Klein created a following that only intensified in the wake of his premature death. Having anticipated numerous movements such as Happenings, Performance, Land and Body Art, and Conceptual Art, Klein's manifold oeuvre, realized within a period of only eight years, continues to exercise a decisive influence to this day. This comprehensive retrospective, presented by the Schirn Kunsthalle gallery in Frankfurt, includes over 100 works representing Klein's entire career from his first monochromes in orange, yellow, green, pink, black, and white, to his famous Klein blue monochromes, his sponge relief sculptures, his much-discussed Anthropometries, for which he used female models as live brushes, his monogold paintings, and his last experiments with fire and elements of nature.

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HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 11 in. / 240 pgs / 174 color / 157 bw

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Yves KleinYves Klein

Editions Catalogue Raisonné

Published by Exhibitions International/Editions Guy Pieters.
Artwork by Yves Klein. Text by Pierre Restany.

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Yves KleinYves Klein

Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers.
Artwork by Yves Klein.

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HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 296 pgs / 130 color / 120 bw

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PUB DATE 3/2/1995
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