According to this book Paul Klee was born in 1979 and was a "housesesehusband".
It's like it's been through Google translate. The sentence structures are utterly bizarre in places (often nonsensical) and there are a tonne of typos. I'm surprised the publishing house actually let this out so uncorrected.
Beyond that, the book is a bit strange. The author takes the view point of "everyone says this, but I say differently" without giving much of a reason why. Irritatingly some artworks are given a different name in the text to their picture caption elsewhere, so in several cases you have to assume (or Google) to make sure you're looking at the right picture. There's also an assumption you know about art history as people and events are introduced to the biography without a nod to their place or background.
For 95 pages there's not a lot of information. The text is very large font in double line spacing, and there's a lot of white space. So nice layout and easy to read, but not much to say.
The book is saved from one star as it does contain a good amount of nicely presented Klee works. It's a better picture book than biography.
on 22 October 2013
This is great value, and a really comprehensive book. I am familiar with the smaller format art books from Taschen, and assumed that this would be a hardback version of one of these, so am pleasantly surprised.