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LOOKING AT PICTURES. Robert Walser. New Directions Publishing, New York, 2015. Published in association with Christine Burgin Books, New York. Distributed by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York. 144 pp. with 20 ills. (16 col.). 19 x 13 cm. LC 2015-16501 ISBN 9780811224246 In English.
Publisher's description: A beautiful and elegant collection, with gorgeous full-color art reproductions, Looking at Pictures presents a little-known side of the eccentric Swiss genius: his great writings on art. His essays consider Van Gogh, Cezanne, Rembrandt, Cranach, Watteau, Fragonard, Brueghel and his own brother Karl and also discuss general topics such as the character of the artist and of the dilettante as well as the differences between painters and poets. Every piece is marked by Walser's unique eye, his delicate sensitivity, and his very particular sensibilities -- and all are touched by his magic screwball wit. Note: The translations in this book are made from the editions of Walser's Samtliche Werke in Einzelausgaben (1985-1986) and Aus dem Bleistiftgebiet (1986-2000) published by Suhrkamp Verlag, Zurich.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Several Periods — Painting, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 168993
Hardcover $24.95t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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