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Wassily Kandinsky

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Published by Heinemann Library in Chicago, Ill .
Written in English



  • Russia (Federation)


  • Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944.,
  • Artists -- Russia (Federation) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Artists.,
  • Painting, Russian.

Book details:

About the Edition

Presents a brief overview of the life and work of this Russian artist, describing and giving examples of his work.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 32) and index.

StatementPaul Flux.
GenreJuvenile literature., Biography
SeriesThe life and work of..., Heinemann first library
LC ClassificationsN6999.K33 F58 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3938559M
ISBN 101588106071
LC Control Number2001003969

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This Taschen Book is a great biography of Kandinsky and has beautiful photos of his work both early and late. There is not only information about his work but about the people and times that influenced his work. There are also drawings and sketches of works in progress/5(27). This thin tome contains as much food for thought as a book ten times its size. Kandinsky covers a wide range of subjects of interest to people who may be aiming at creating or understanding art that speaks directly to the soul. It is at once earthly and cosmic in its treatment of /5(86). Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky was a Russian painter, and Art theorist. He is credited with painting the first modern abstract works. Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa. He enrolled at the University of Moscow and chose to study law and economics/5(27). Written by the famous nonobjective painter Wassily Kandinsky (–), it explains Kandinsky's own theory of painting and crystallizes the ideas that were influencing many other modern artists of the period. Along with his own groundbreaking paintings, this book had a tremendous impact on the development of modern by:

Synopsis Born in Moscow in , Wassily Kandinsky took up the study of art in earnest at moving to Munich to study drawing and painting. A trained musician, Kandinsky approached color with a musicians sensibility/5. In this remarkable book, anticipating “the spiritual turning-point” Kandinsky reflects on his understanding of progress in this direction. This is not a process that would happen automatically. It requires a lot of work and implies a great responsibility of both artist and viewer. When the World War began Kandinsky was compelled to leave Germany. On August, 3rd, he and Gabriela moved to Switzerland where Kandinsky started to work on the book about "point and line". By November of the same year they had parted. Gabriela came back to Munich, and Kandinsky went to . Kandinsky is one of my favorite artists, and I have a reproduction of "Composition VIII" hanging on my living room wall. The book contains many good quality pictures of Kandinsky's paintings throughout his life, showing his different styles, interspersed with text about his life. The writing is at times a bit pretentious and/or "etherial" for me/5(24).

Point and Line to Plane. In this book, published 16 years after Concerning the Spiritual in Art, Kandinsky digs deeper in the research of interaction of nature, arts, and human, though from a .   The spiritual writings of Wassily Kandinsky Octo by Lichtenberg Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian painter, art theorist, and poet. He became famous for painting the first purely abstract works as part of the Soviet avant-garde that flourished until about Looking for books by Wassily Kandinsky? See all books authored by Wassily Kandinsky, including Über das Geistige in der Kunst, and Point and Line to Plane, and more on Skip to content. Kandinsky's first book exploring abstract art theory, "Concerning the Spiritual in Art," was published in In it, he explained the method behind what many critics of the time considered to be his madness: his innovative approach to visual art.