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Kleine Welt

Published on the occasion of the Kleine Welt exhibition at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, this book offers a close-up look at the art and semantics of the book cover, focusing on the images of Caspar David Friedrich and Paul Klee and their enduring popularity in the academic publishing world. Turning an eye to the artworks that repeatedly adorn book covers, Kleine Welt includes a collection of covers that have used Friedrich’s iconic painting Wanderer above the Sea of Fog in their designs along with photographs and annotations of covers that feature works by Klee. This volume brings together contributions from notable writers, artists, and philosophers including Dieter Roelstraete, Jonathan Lear, and Hans Haacke, among others, and original artwork by David Schutter, R. H. Quaytman, and Zachary Cahill.

166 pages | 70 color plates, 1 halftone | 6 x 9 1/2


Culture Studies

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Table of Contents

Preface: Dieter Roelstraete, 5
On the Cover: Jonathan Lear, 9
Kleeblätter: A Selection of Annotated Book Covers, Dieter Roelstraete, 13
Judging a Book, Susan Bielstein, 97
Paul Klee Among the Philosophers, Dennis J. Schmidt, 106
HOCHLAND: A Plea for Elevation, Dieter Roelstraete, 112
Weatering: Zachary Cahill in Conversation with Hans Haacke, 150

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