Masters of Art: Kandinsky

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Harry N. Abrams, Sep 1, 1997 - Art - 128 pages
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Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was one of the principal founders of abstract painting, perhaps the most revolutionary development in twentieth-century art. In this book, forty of his major works are reproduced as full-page colorplates. Each has been provided with an accompanying commentary by Thomas M. Messer, Director Emeritus of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, which possesses one of the most comprehensive collections of Kandinsky's art in existence. Along with his major artistic achievements, Kandinsky's highly original contributions to aesthetic theory are also discussed by Messer, in an extended introductory essay. Kandinsky's critical ideas, developed in the famous Blue Rider Almanac and in his two influential treatises on abstract painting - On the Spiritual in Art and Point and Line to Plane - here provide the reader with intriguing ways to approach his art. A selection of documentary photographs of Kandinsky and his associates and a number of supplementary artworks reproduced in black-and-white complete the volume.

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I skimmed the text in this one, but drooled over and carefully studied the color plates. All in preparation for a lesson with my students on building abstractions, primarily music based. Kandinsky was ... Read full review

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I must read this since I should know all about the history of Kandinsky!! :) Read full review

Contents

Preface
6
Vasily Kandinsky
8
COLORPLATES
47
Copyright

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Messer is former director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

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