Sounds

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Yale University Press, 1981 - Crafts & Hobbies - 136 pages
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'Sounds' is one of the earliest, most beautiful examples of a twentieth-century livre d’artiste and a rare instance of a book in which text and illustrations are the work of a single artist. The poems, alternately narrative and expressive in quality, are witty, simple in structure and vocabulary, and often startling in content.
 

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Contents

Hills
17
Bassoon
25
Open
31
Bell
37
Unchanged
45
Not
53
Sounds
61
ln Two
68
Curtain
85
Hymn
88
Chalk and Soot
97
Leaves
108
Bright Field
116
Klange
121
Other Published Sources of Kandinskys Poetry
134
Copyright

Exit
75

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Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), whose works are contained in this book, not only practised art but also wrote on it extensively. He explored the theoretical aspects of the abstract art to which he ascribed, often drawing on his own work for examples, perhaps in an attempt to defend it by showing the care and thought he put into his art

Elizabeth R. Napier is a professor in the Department of English and American Literatures at Middlebury College.

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