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Gustav Klimt. The Complete Paintings

Hardcover, 9.8 x 13.4 in., 9.56 lb, 604 pages
US$ 80
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Fall under the spell of Gustav Klimt. The complete catalogue of his paintings, including new photographs of the Stoclet Frieze, this book follows the Viennese master through his prominent role in the Secessionist movement, his candid rendering of the female body, and the lustrous “golden phase” behind such shimmering works as The Kiss and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.

Customer reviews (16)

Defining Decadence

The legacy of Gustav Klimt
A century after his death, Viennese artist Gustav Klimt (1862–1918) still startles with his unabashed eroticism, dazzling surfaces, and artistic experimentation. This monograph gathers all of Klimt’s major works alongside authoritative art historical commentary and privileged access to the artist’s archive.

With top quality illustration, including new photography of the celebrated Stoclet Frieze, the book follows Klimt through his prominent role in the Secessionist movement of 1897, his candid rendering of the female body, and his lustrous “golden phase” when gold leaf brought a shimmering tone and texture to such beloved works as The Kiss and Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, also known as The Woman in Gold.

Through luminous spreads and carefully curated details, the monograph traces the repertoire of Japanese, Byzantine, and allegorical stimuli that informed Klimt’s flattened perspectives, his symbolic vocabulary, and his mosaic-like textures. Drawing upon contemporary critics and voices, the book also examines the art world’s polarized reception to Klimt’s pictures as much as his own stylistic trajectory. From his landscape painting to erotic works to the controversial ceiling for the Great Hall of the University of Vienna, we see how Klimt’s admixture of tradition and daring divided the press and public—becried by some as a pornographer, hailed by others as a modern maestro.
The editor and author

Tobias G. Natter is an internationally acknowledged expert on art in “Vienna around 1900.” For many years he worked at the Austrian Belvedere Gallery in Vienna, latterly as head curator. He also worked as guest curator at the Tate Liverpool, the Neue Galerie New York, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Schirn in Frankfurt am Main, and the Jewish Museum in Vienna. From 2006 to 2011, he directed the Vorarlberg Museum in Bregenz, and from 2011 to 2013 was director of the Leopold Museum in Vienna. In 2014 he founded Natter Fine Arts, which specializes in assessing works of art and developing exhibition concepts. He is the author of TASCHEN’s Gustav Klimt. Complete Paintings, Art for All. The Colour Woodcut in Vienna around 1900 and Egon Schiele. The Complete Paintings 1909–1918.

Gustav Klimt. The Complete Paintings
Hardcover, 9.8 x 13.4 in., 9.56 lb, 604 pages

Customer reviews (16)

Very nice

David, November 02, 2021
Amazing book
Excellent print quality


Julian, October 28, 2021
This is just an amazing book. The section covering the the Stocklet frieze, together with the photographs throughout - together make this book worthwhile. Everything else is sumptuous as well - indulge!

Awesome quality of imagery

Maria, October 28, 2021
Feels like you are witnessing these paintings in a museum! The size of the book is also ideal to grasp all the details of painter’s work. And the super-cover is beautiful too. My respect for book designers and a publisher!

Perfect Klimt Book

Ryan, October 27, 2021
Of course this book is beautiful, but the size is perfect. Easy to handle and display! Love it!

Amazing pictures and nice details

Leila, October 27, 2021
This book gave me a new insight in the art and in the artist himself.

A masterpiece

Remy, October 27, 2021
Klimt deserves this large reproductions given the luxuriant details of his works, especially those including gold and stones.
This book is a real jewel on my shelf!

Beautiful print

Elisa, October 27, 2021
This is such a great addition to my book collection. Not only it contains the complete work of Klimt but it's also a great piece on display on my coffee table, so beautiful is the cover with all gold details!!!

Pure beauty

Johan Ö., October 27, 2021
It's such a well printed and beautiful book - exactly what a volume on Gustav Klimt should be, considering how important colours are in his paintings, including all the gold.

Klimt in all its greatness

Maxime D., September 05, 2021
It’s exactly like all the other works TASCHEN did on other artists... the book on Klimt is a work of art!

Format, photography, illustration and explanations... everything is totally perfect! It allows us to enter the artist’s universe in order to understand the reflection that leads her to realize the masterpieces that we know today.

The book is intended for anyone who wants to understand Gustav Klimt, art lover or not.

superbe édition

Jonathan, November 02, 2021
Rien à redire comme d'habitude avec Taschen, offert à ma chérie qui adore Klimt.
Je recommande +++