first edition Cloth
2004 · London
by Edited by the Paul Klee Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts, Berne
London: Thames and Hudson, 2004. Cloth. Fine/Fine. A remarkable undertaking, the sweeping, full catalogue raisonne of Paul Klee, complete in 9 massive quarto volumes. This is the 1st English language edition, published out of London by Thames and Hudson between 1998 and 2004. All 9 volumes are tight and very sharp and Near Fine to Fine, with no writing or markings of any kind internally. And all 9 are in crisp, Near Fine to Fine dustjackets. Vol. 8 alone is the German edition, published in Berne, Switzerland by Bentelli. The text of course is in German, otherwise this is identical to the Thames and Hudson edition, with exactly the same reproductions and the same formatting. The 9 volumes of the catalogue raisone are constituted as follows: Vol. I) 1883-1912: Berne, Munich and 'Der blaue Reiter'; Vol. 2) 1913-1918: 'Der Sturm', Tunisia and military service; Vol. 3) 1919-1922: Illustrations to Candide published; the Weimar Bauhaus; Vol. 4) 1923-1926: The Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau; Vol. 5) 1927-1930: The Bauhaus in Dessau; exhibition in New York; Vol. 6) 1931-1933: The Kunstakademie, Dusselforf; dismissal by Nazi regime; Vol. 7) 1934-1938: Return to Berne; Vol. 8) 1939: Berne, the 'Angel series and premonitions of death; Vol. 9) 1940: Berne, last works. (From the rear dustjacket flap: This first ever authoritative Catalogue raisonne of the complete oeuvre of Paul Klee includes 9,600 fully documented entries arranged chronologically."
(Inventory #: 17719)