Vasily Kandinsky, Volume 1

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Prestel, 2008 - Art - 320 pages
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This sumptuously produced volume displays Kandinsky's brilliant use of color, shape, and composition through more than 250 full-color details or full-page illustrations. Essays by the world's leading Kandinsky experts focus on the evolution of his work throughout all periods of his career: his exploration of his Russian roots and his emigration to Munich; his attraction to the Art Nouveau and fauvist movements; the formation of the Blue Rider group; the influence of music on his painting; his years at the Bauhaus; and his late work in Paris. The book's grand design and lavish packaging allow for a thorough examination of Kandinsky's most important works in all their extraordinary detail. Among the book's special features is an added stand-alone facsimile of Kleine Welten (Small Worlds), a series of 12 prints first published by Kandinsky in a limited edition in 1922. Accessible, impeccably researched, and wide-ranging, this important volume is certain to become an indispensable overview of the artist's seminal works as well as the perfect gift for anyone eager to experience the beauty and power of Kandinsky's vision.

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