Item description for Egon Schiele by Klaus Albrecht Schroder...
This opulently illustrated volume, featuring brilliant reproductions and illuminating commentary, spans Schiele's earliest adolescent studies, through his time at the Vienna Academy, to his early death in 1918. The works are presented in large color plates which allow readers to study closely the extraordinary quality of the artist's portraits, nudes and landscapes. This beautiful volume ffers revelatory insights into the nature of Schiele's genius, while clarifying his vision and artistic impulses.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.6" Width: 9.8" Height: 1.5" Weight: 6.05 lbs.
Release Date Mar 30, 2006
Publisher Prestel Publishing
ISBN 3791336444 ISBN13 9783791336442
Availability 0 units.
More About Klaus Albrecht Schroder
Enzo Di Martino is an active curator and writer. He is the art critic for "Il Gazzettino," the Venice daily newspaper. Klaus Albrecht Schroder is the director of the Albertina Museum in Vienna
Reviews - What do customers think about Egon Schiele?
A very big handsome book Apr 20, 2008
I have scoured the libraries, bookstores, and the internet looking for a massive dose of Egon Shiele works. I took my chances and bought this book from this site after exhausting all of my local resources. This book is beautiful with more than enough pieces from the artist to spend years looking over his creations. The book is huge. It dwarfs the Egon Shiele: Drawings and Watercolors book by Jane Kallir. I thoroughly enjoyed that book as well. While looking over all other books in print, there are some color discrepancies. I seem to prefer the more orange yellow colored prints but most of the books including this one prints the female nudes with orange reddish shade. I look forward to the days I see these pieces in person. I like to live as minimalist and rarely collect anything. I'm pleased to own this gigantic book and will cherish it until I'm ready to hand it over to the next fanatic Egon Sheile fan. I have to mention this. Another review mentioned this as well. There is notable canvas oil pieces not included in this book such as the Edward Kosmack, 1910 oil on canvas. But I'm going to give this book an all stars rating anyways. Enjoy the book.
Illustrative Awesomeness Feb 15, 2008
If you're considering buying a Schiele monograph you probably know a bit about the man, which is good: no reason to "read" this book. It's not that the words aren't instructive and at times interesting regarding the man and his work. The problem is that the text is a mess. This is due to, 1) the mumbo-jumbo jargon seemingly endemic to art scholarship, 2) a German-English translation that is at best awkward, and 3) despite a proof-reading credit for the English text, barely a page goes by without some embarrassing error, down to simple typos that any spell-checking program would have flagged.
But the purpose of an art book is the illustrations, and the reason the text didn't knock a star off this rating is because those in this volume are astonishing. The plates and the figures are beautifully rendered in amazing resolution and impeccable color. This work is a catalogue of an exhibit staged by the Albertina a year or so ago, drawing on some work (and respective photographs) provided by other institutions and private collections (with images a half-step down in quality, though still fine), but the bulk is from the Albertina and they are to be given a standing ovation for their digital archiving. An added bonus is that, even though they have such a large holding of Schiele's works, the Albertina's collection rarely travels and as such doesn't much factor into the pictorial history of this amazing artist. Despite having a personal library of 20+ Schiele monographs--I am a fan(atic)--I've never seen a fair number of these works in reproduction.
Buy this book! It's a steal at its full retail price ($75)...at the this site price, I felt like I should be going to jail. I will note that due to the foundations of the Albertina's collection, and the thrust of this exhibit, the focus is entirely on Schiele's works-on-paper (a few oil/wood panels excepted); none of his canvases are included. So for a full appreciation of Schiele's genius, this isn't the only book you should have, but it's one helluva start!
Drawing Primer Jan 25, 2008
Consists mainly of Schiele's drawings and watercolors, no canvases are given a full page which is a little disappointing if you ask me. Still, the volume of work here is impressive and the quality of the book is superb.
an amazing book Jan 11, 2007
Highly recommended for anyone who appreciates Egon Schiele, especially his drawings. The absolute gem in this volume is an essay "My journey with Egon Schiele" by his friend the collector Heinrich Benesch, which offers many wonderful insights into Schiele's personality.