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Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944)
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Concerning the Spiritual in Art
Wassily Kandinsky
One of the most significant books to be written by an artist in the past 100 years. 
Paperback. Reprinted 1977
Kandinsky (Masters of Art (Harry N. Abrams, Inc.).)
by Thomas M. Messer
from Harry N Abrams
Kandinsky (Great Modern Masters)
Wassily Kandinsky, et al
Kandinsky and Old Russia : The Artist As Ethnographer and Shaman
Peg Weiss
Kandinsky, Complete Writings on Art
Wassily Kandinsky, et al
Of all the giants of twentieth-century art, Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944) was the most prolific writer. Here, available for the first time in paperback, are all of Kandinsky's writings on art, newly translated into English. Editors Kenneth C. Lindsay and Peter Vergo have taken their translations directly from Kandinsky's original texts, and have included select interviews, lecture notes, and newly discovered items along with his more formal writings. The pieces range from one-page essays to the book-length treatises On the Spiritual in Art (1911) and Point and Line to Plane (1926), and are arranged in chronological order from 1901 to 1943. The poetry, good enough to stand on its literary merits, is presented with all the original accompanying illustrations. And the book's design follows Kandinsky's intentions, preserving the spirit of the original typography and layout.Kandinsky was nearly thirty before he bravely gave up an academic career in law for his true passion, painting. Though his art was marked by extraordinarily varied styles, Kandinsky sought a pure art throughout, one which would express the soul, or "inner necessity," of the artist. His uncompromising search for an art which would elicit a response to itself rather than to the object depicted resulted in the birth of nonobjective art—and in these writings, Kandinsky offered the first cogent explanation of his aims. His language was characterized by its desire for vivification, of the infusion of life into mundane things.Considered as a whole, Kandinsky’s writings exceed all expectations of what an artist should accomplish with words. Not only do his ideas and observations make us rethink the nature of art and the way it reflects the aspirations of his era, but they touch on matters vital to the situation of the human soul.

Paperback: 972 pages 
Publisher: Da Capo Press (March 22, ) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0306805707 

by Vivian Endicott Barnett, Christian Derouet, Wassily Kandinsky
Hardcover from Guggenheim Museum

by Ulrike Becks-Malorny
Hardcover from Taschen

Wassily Kandinsky: Concerning the Spiritual in Art
by Wassily Kandinsky
Paperback from CreateSpace

Point and Line to Plane (Dover Books on Art History)
by Wassily Kandinsky
Paperback from Dover Publications

Wassily Kandinsky: 1866-1944 a Revolution in Painting (Basic Art)
by Hajo Duchting
Paperback from Taschen

Kandinsky: Complete Writings On Art
by Kenneth C. Lindsay, Peter Vergo
Paperback from Da Capo Press

Kandinsky and the Harmony of Silence: Painting with White Border (Phillips Collection)
Hardcover from Yale University Press

by Helmut Friedel, Annegret Hoberg
Hardcover from Prestel USA

Blaue Reiter Almanac, The
by Franz Marc
by Klaus Lankheit, Wassily Kandinsky
Paperback from MFA Publications-11-15

Point and Line to Plane
Wassily Kandinsky, Hilla Rebay (Designer)
Paperback / Published 1979
Delivery sometimes delayed.

Wassily Kandinsky, Elizabeth R. Napier (Contributor)
Hardcover - 136 pages (December 1981)
Yale Univ Pr; ISBN: 0300025106

Wassily Kandinsky, Elizabeth R. Napier (Translator)
Paperback / Published 1981

Vasily Kandinsky : A Colorful Life : The Collection of the Lenbachhaus, Munich
Vivian Endicott Barnett, et al

Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Munter
Annegret Hoberg

Wassily Kandinsky 1866-1944 : A Revolution in Painting (Basic Series)
Hajo Duchting

Wassily Kandinsky 1866-1944 : The Journey to Abstraction (Big Series: Art)
In 1910 Wassily Kandinsky made art history by painting the first wholly non-representational picture. This monograph traces the evolution of non-representational art and describes the achievement of one of the foremost Modernist artists and innovators.
Ulrike Becks-Malorny
Paperback: 200 pages 
Publisher: Taschen (February 1, 1995) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 3822890456 

Kandinsky : Watercolours and Other Works on Paper
Frank Whitford
Vasily Kandinsky was one of the most pivotal figures in the development of modernist painting. He was born in the mid 19th-century, and by the time of his death in 1944 he had played a key role in revolutionizing the nature of European painting, and laying the groundwork for future movements. Most significant among his contributions to high modernism are his involvements with the Blue Rider group, Russian constructivism, and the later years of the Bauhaus. By the end of 1910 Kandinsky had developed a purely abstract style--arguably one of the first--in his paintings, particularly the watercolors.

This beautiful book, designed to accompany the first full-scale exhibition of Kandinsky's work in London at the Royal Academy of Arts, traces his development from an unremarkable painter of Russian folk scenes to the geometrically precise and clinical draftsman of the later abstract creations. His image-making culminated during his final years with paintings of strangely micro-organic-looking works. Art historian Frank Whitford's introductory essay charts Kandinsky's career with wonderful lucidity, and is particularly good on the tension between the artist's theory and practice. He is less clear on the significance of the works on paper and outlining Kandinsky's legacy; but perhaps the book will provide the possibilities for just such a reassessment of the painter's standing within the history of modern art. --Jerry Brotton,
212 pages, 1999. 168 colour illustrations
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Thomas M. Messer
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