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by Daniel Baumann,Edward M. Gomez,Gerard C. Wertkin,Elka Spoerri

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Author: Daniel Baumann,Edward M. Gomez,Gerard C. Wertkin,Elka Spoerri
Publisher: Princeton University Press (January 26, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 112
Category: Art and workmanship
Subcategory: Individual Artists
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THE ART OF ADOLF WOLFLI: St is a presentation of the works of the mad Swiss artist, whose in a Bern asylum in 1895 led to a prolific career of thousands of drawings and literary endeavours

THE ART OF ADOLF WOLFLI: St is a presentation of the works of the mad Swiss artist, whose in a Bern asylum in 1895 led to a prolific career of thousands of drawings and literary endeavours. The book was prepared to accompany a 2003 exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum. The book contains three essays on various facets of Wolfli's life and work. Elka Spoerri's "Adolf Wolfli: Artist/Builder" is a bibiography and presentation of the basic techniques of his work, including the various shapes he used due to horror vacui.

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THE ART OF ADOLF WOLFLI: St is a presentation of the works of the mad Swiss artist, whose in a Bern asylum in 1895 led to a prolific career of thousands of drawings and literary endeavours. Elka Spoerri's "Adolf Wolfli: Artist/Builder" is a biography and presentation of the basic techniques of his work, including the various shapes he used due to horror vacui. Edward M. Gomez' "Adolf Wölfli: Visionary Graphic Designer" sees Wölfli not as a curiosity, the madman who can draw, but as a truly original creative figure whose art is a contribution to modern design.

Elka Spoerri, Daniel Baumann, Edward M. Gomez. Despite being institutionalized for schizophrenia at age thirty-one, Adolf Wolfli (1864-1930) achieved artistic greatness in his cell at Waldau Mental Asylum near his native Bern, Switzerland

Elka Spoerri, Daniel Baumann, Edward M. Despite being institutionalized for schizophrenia at age thirty-one, Adolf Wolfli (1864-1930) achieved artistic greatness in his cell at Waldau Mental Asylum near his native Bern, Switzerland. He has had a profound influence on modern art ever since; Andre Breton described his work as "one of the three or four most important oeuvres of the twentieth century.

Items related to The Art of Adolf Wölfli: S.His five-part magnum opus, "St.," comprises 45 large volumes and 16 notebooks-25,000 pages in all-containing 1,620 drawings and 1,640 collages.Home Spoerri, Elka; Baumann, Daniel; Gomez, Edward M. The Art of Adolf Wölfli: S. Sure to be the authoritative resource for this remarkable oeuvre, this striking book represents compelling testimony that great torment does not preclude great art. EXHIBITION SCHEDULE ? American Folk Art Museum, New York February 25 - May 18, 2003.

Elka Spoerri, Edward M. Gomez, Daniel Baumann. Place of Publication

Elka Spoerri, Edward M. Place of Publication. Daniel Baumann, an art historian, has served as curator of the Adolf Wolfli Foundation since 1996. Gerard C. Wertkin is Director of the American Folk Art Museum and an adjunct associate professor of art and art education at New York University. Country of Publication.

Elka Spoerri, Daniel Baumann and Edward M. Gomez, foreword by Gerard C. Wertkin. The Art of Adolf Wolfli: S. dolf – Giant – Creation. Elka Spoerri, Daniel Baumann and Edward M. Published by Princeton University Press. After a childhood marked by deprivation and physical abuse, Adolf Wölfli was imprisoned for attempting to molest young girls. He was moved to a mental asylum following a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia.

The Art of Adolf W?lfli : S.The Art of Adolf Wolfli" offers a fresh vantage point on the artist's remarkably intricate drawings and astonishing collages, as well as his newly translated writings, which are justly celebrated for their dizzying blend of mythology and humor. Gomez and Elka Spoerri.

7) Elka Spoerri and Daniel Baumann, "St. : The Art of AdolfWolfll," FolkArt, winter 2002/2003 issue, p. 49. Published by the American FolkArt Museum, New York. 8) Edward M. Gomez,"Adolf Wolfll: In the Archives," Raw Vision, Issue 18, spring 1997, pp. 28-33. 9) Interview with the author at Adolf Wolfli Foundation archives, Bern, Switzerland, March 1995. 10) Spoerri, "AdolfWolfli: Writer, Poet, Draftsman, Composer," p. 55. (11) Interview with the author, March 1995.

His five-part magnum opus, St., comprises 45 large volumes and 16 notebooks - 25,000 ., comprises 45 large volumes and 16 notebooks - 25,000 pages in all - containing 1,620 drawings and 1,640 collages. Wölfli was an obsessive artist par excellence.

Despite being institutionalized for schizophrenia at age thirty-one, Adolf Wölfli (1864-1930) achieved artistic greatness in his cell at Waldau Mental Asylum near his native Bern, Switzerland. He has had a profound influence on modern art ever since; André Breton described his work as "one of the three or four most important oeuvres of the twentieth century." The Art of Adolf Wölfli offers a fresh vantage point on the artist's remarkably intricate drawings and astonishing collages, as well as his newly translated writings, which are justly celebrated for their dizzying blend of mythology and humor. Also included are illuminating essays by leading specialists on his art and life.

Wölfli's youth was one of deprivation. His alcoholic father ran off when Wölfli was five, and his mother died soon after. Despite these travails, he managed to complete his education, acquiring the sophisticated literacy so evident in his later work. However, beginning at age twenty-six, his repeated attempts to molest young girls landed him first in jail and, in 1894, in the asylum. Though violent at first, by 1899 he calmed down--and began to draw.

Working primarily in pencil on newsprint, Wölfli created a dense, stunningly detailed medley of wildly imaginative prose texts interwoven with poems, musical compositions, color illustrations, and collages. His five-part magnum opus, "St. Adolf-Giant-Creation," comprises 45 large volumes and 16 notebooks--25,000 pages in all--containing 1,620 drawings and 1,640 collages.

Sure to be the authoritative resource for this remarkable oeuvre, this striking book represents compelling testimony that great torment does not preclude great art.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE ?

American Folk Art Museum, New York February 25 - May 18, 2003

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Milwaukee Art Museum September 18 - December 12, 2004

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I_LOVE_228
Very good quality book (good sellers), and the quality of the images were incredible. I love this artist and you'll learn so much studying these pieces. Add this to your collection!
furious ox
Beautiful book
Ydely
THE ART OF ADOLF WOLFLI: St Adolf-Giant-Creation is a presentation of the works of the mad Swiss artist, whose institutionalization in a Bern asylum in 1895 led to a prolific career of thousands of drawings and literary endeavours. The book was prepared to accompany a 2003 exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum.

The book contains three essays on various facets of Wolfli's life and work. Elka Spoerri's "Adolf Wolfli: Artist/Builder" is a bibiography and presentation of the basic techniques of his work, including the various shapes he used due to horror vacui. Daniel Baumann's "Calculation of Interest" tells of the reaction to Wolfli's work among critics, other artists, and mental health professional. I was surprised to find that his work was known even before Morgenthaler published his notable monograph. And as I discovered Wolfli through the music of Per Norgard, I was delighted that Baumann talks of the many composers inspired by Wolfli's work. Edward M. Gomez' "Adolf Wolfli: Visionary Graphic Designer" sees Wolfli not as a curiosity, the madman who can draw, but as a truly original creative figure whose art is a contribution to modern design. In between these essays are selections from Wolfli's writings, including poetry, a tale from his imaginary travelogue, and an aetiology from his peculiar cosmology where God the Father is created by Orpheus and the pregnant Mary.

The latter half of the book are the plates. Wolfli's drawings are presented in gorgeous full colour, with many being full-page (and a few half-page). I've seen many Wolfli works before, but not in such fine quality. Drawings such as "The Rings of the Ocean and the Island, Scepter-Giant-Fountain in St Adolf-Kiss-Giant-Sea" and "Holy St Adolf Tower" are awesome in this presentation. This and the critical/historical material makes this all a very recommended book for those interested in the art of Wolfli.
Zymbl
very strange a beautiful, despicable heart breaking story. Amazing images. There is something amazing about the story of a mad man who's internal world is so complex and rich with patterns but is also incapable of living in the world of average men.
Mr_Jeйson
Excellent. Great reproductions. Certainly worth the price.