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Wassily Kandinsky (Masters of Art) [Hardcover]

Thomas M. Messer


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1 Jan 1998 Masters of Art
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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4.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction to Kandinsky 14 July 2006
By Enrique Perez de Vargas - Published on Amazon.com
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This brief book gives a good introduction to Kandinsky for beginners. It gives a general vision of his life and works, with clear information about the different phases in his art, and good reproductions of many of his main works. Of course, it does not contain in-depth information, but it can be a good starting point.
5.0 out of 5 stars Kandinsky-an original 9 Sep 2011
By Wayne M. Salvatore - Published on Amazon.com
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Kandinsky was indeed ahead of his time. This book has plenty of original images displaying the depth of Kandinsky's abstract work.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 Aug 2014
By bjhousewriter - Published on Amazon.com
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Again great history and pictures of this artist.
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