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Looking at Pictures

Looking at Pictures

"For devotees of Robert Walser, this book is an unrelenting gem and every bit as good as you might think. Walser writes about Van Gogh, Cezanne, Watteau, and his own brother, Karl, in vignettes simultaneously fun and profound."

Spencer R.

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Author Robert Walser
Publisher New Directions / Christine Burgin
Publication Date 2015-11-09
Section Art / All Staff Suggestions / Fiction Suggestions / Non-Fiction Suggestions / Spencer R.
Type New
Format Hardcover
ISBN 9780811224246

A special side of Robert Walser: his essays on art 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.

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