I am not a great fan of Kandinsky's paintings, but this book blew me away! It's not often that the greats put pen to paper and reveal their views so eloquently and articulately, as it's very difficult to put down in words the spiritual/creative process, but in this Kandinsky succeeds; bringing to light what artists already feel and are interested in which they will instinctively connect to and understand in his writing. Every chapter of this book revealed a new and penetrating insight into art which greatly inspired me with my own art practice. It's only a shame that the illustrations and diagrams are not in colour which would have helped illustrate his points better, but nonetheless an absolute must read for any artist. I only wish I had read it a lot earlier!