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Crescent Moon over the RationalPhilosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee$
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Stephen H. Watson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804761253

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804761253.001.0001

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Interpreting Klee: Fusing the Architectonic and the Poetic

(p.1) Introduction
Crescent Moon over the Rational
Stanford University Press

This introduction chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the philosophical interpretations of the art and writings of painter Paul Klee, explaining that the works of Klee have been unique among painters of the twentieth century for the scholarly and critical scrutiny they have sustained by critics and philosophers alike. The book analyzes the views of several philosophers who have written about Klee and his works. They include Martin Heidegger, Theodor Adorno, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Jean-Paul Sartre.

Keywords:   Paul Klee, philosophical interpretation, painter, Martin Heidegger, Theodor Adorno, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jean-Paul Sartre

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