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Kandinsky, Wassily 1866-1944

Works: 2,615 works in 5,494 publications in 16 languages and 69,298 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Records and correspondence  History  Sources  Periodicals  Poetry  Art 
Roles: Editor, Illustrator, Artist, Librettist, Honoree, Creator, Other, Compiler, Dedicatee, Engraver, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Recipient, Commentator, Collector, Collaborator
Classifications: ND699.K3, 759.7
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Kandinsky by Wassily Kandinsky ( Book )
149 editions published between 1930 and 2009 in 13 languages and held by 2,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first monograph to take into account the latest findings from Russia and Eastern Europe. Kandinsky's own works, including extracts from unpublished manuscripts, are used as commentary on his paintings. Abstract art as it is today is largely the product of Kandinsky's endeavors
Concerning the spiritual in art by Wassily Kandinsky ( Book )
35 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A pioneering work in the movement to free art from its traditional bonds to material reality, this book is one of the most important documents in the history of modern art. Written by the famous nonobjective painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), 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 ground-breaking paintings, this book had a tremendous impact on the development of modern art. The first part issues a call for a spiritual revolution in painting that will let artists express their own inner lives in abstract, non-material terms. Just as musicians do not depend upon the material world for their music, so artists should not have to depend upon the material world for their art. In the second part, Kandinsky discusses the psychology of colors, the language of form and color, and the responsibilities of the artist. An Introduction by the translator offers additional explanation of Kandinsky's art and theories.--From publisher description
The Blaue Reiter almanac by Wassily Kandinsky ( Book )
145 editions published between 1912 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La publicación recoge la traducción del texto original completo del almanaque "Der Blaue Reiter", con todas las ilustraciones de la edición de 1912, almanaque considerado como manifiesto del movimiento moderno previo a la primera guerra mundial
Point and line to plane by Wassily Kandinsky ( Book )
68 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Concerning the spiritual in art, and painting in particular. 1912. [A version of the Sadleir translation by Wassily Kandinsky ( Book )
32 editions published between 1933 and 1976 in English and German and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wassily Kandinsky : life and work by Will Grohmann ( Book )
30 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As a painter and a teacher, and co-founder of the Blaue Reiter, the Russian-born artist Vasily Kandinsky has played a leading role in the unfolding of modern art. Greatly influenced by music -- "music is the ultimate teacher," he once averred -- Kandinsky painted his first abstract compositions during his Bavarian period (1906-1914), and these riotously musical canvases, with their intense symphonies of color and wildly jostling forms, have influenced successive generations of abstract artists to the present day" -From publisher
Kandinsky, complete writings on art by Wassily Kandinsky ( Book )
17 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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 selected interviews, lecture notes, and newly discovered items along with his more formal writings"--Cover p. [4]
Vasily Kandinsky : a colorful life : the collection of the Lenbachhaus, Munich by Vivian Endicott Barnett ( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Born in Russia, Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was one of the most original and influential artists to emerge in the twentieth century. He is known primarily for his daring use of color in startling non-objective works. Vasily Kandinsky: A Colorful Life is the most comprehensive and fully illustrated account to date of his early work, from 1900 to 1914, the period in which he made his radical shift to abstraction - and in so doing altered the very concept of art itself. The works presented here are from the collection of the city museum of Munich, or Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus. They were given to the Galerie in 1957 by the artist Gabriele Munter, who was Kandinsky's companion from 1903 to the beginning of World War I. They are being shown at the Galerie in their entirety for the first time in a major exhibition, for which this book serves as the catalogue. In compelling, readable text that draws on the latest research, noted Kandinsky expert Vivian Endicott Barnett illuminates the life and work of the artist. She begins with sketches made during his student years in Munich and considers also his interest in folk art, myths and fairy tales, the small oil studies from nature, medieval scenes, woodcuts, glass paintings and landscapes he made before progressing to the first abstractions. Included as well are the important paintings from the series of Improvisations, Impressions, and Compositions, which are among the highlights of his involvement with the Blue Rider group, and later works from his Bauhaus and Paris years. This sumptuous book includes more than 700 examples of Kandinsky's early genius, most of them brilliantly reproduced in full color. The works are organized chronologically, and paintings are accompanied, when relevant, by preliminary sketches and prints."--Jacket
Kandinsky at the Guggenheim by Vivian Endicott Barnett ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kandinsky and Old Russia : the artist as ethnographer and shaman by Peg Weiss ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vasilii Kandinsky, whom many consider to be the father of abstract painting, was also a trained ethnographer with an abiding interest in the folklore of Old Russia. In this provocative book, Peg Weiss provides an entirely new interpretation of Kandinsky's art by examining for the first time how this commitment to his ethnic Russian heritage influenced the painter's work throughout his career
Arnold Schoenberg, Wassily Kandinsky : letters, pictures, and documents by Arnold Schoenberg ( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kandinsky compositions by Magdalena Dabrowski ( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features a review of "Kandinsky: Compositions," a book written by Magdalena Dabrowski that focuses on "Compositions, " a series of paintings by the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944). The review is written by Mark Harden and presented by Glyphs
Kandinsky, catalogue raisonné of the oil-paintings by Hans Konrad Röthel ( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Kandinsky : watercolours and other works on paper by Frank Whitford ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944) is one of the most important and influential painters of the twentieth century, and was one of the first Western artists to create pictures without figurative motifs, consisting exclusively of colours and forms selected and arranged for their own sake. He was also the first 'abstract' painter (although he generally avoided the term) to explain and justify what he was doing. His theoretical writings, including Concerning the Spiritual in Art (1912) and Point and Line to Plane (1926), both classics of their kind, are among the most significant texts written by any artist this century." "In this catalogue of the first major showing of Kandinsky's work for some years, over 130 works on paper are reproduced in full colour and shown in the context of Kandinsky's oeuvre as a whole. In his introductory essay, Frank Whitford traces Kandinsky's entire artistic career, placing it in the context of his life in Russia, Germany and France and highlighting the importance of watercolours in particular."--BOOK JACKET
Kandinsky a film by André S Labarthe ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paintings at a major retrospective at the Paris Centre Pompidou highlight the work of Kandinsky, who painted the first totally abstract painting
Über das Geistige in der Kunst by Wassily Kandinsky ( Book )
58 editions published between 1912 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wassily Kandinsky, 1866-1944 : a revolution in painting by Hajo Düchting ( Book )
30 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), who later lived in Germany and France, is one of the pioneers of twentieth-century art. Nowadays he is regarded as the founder of abstract art and is, moreover, the chief theoretician of this type of painting. Together with Franz Marc and others he founded the group of artists known as the Blauer Reiter in Munich. His art then freed itself more and more from the object, eventually culminating in the First Abstract Watercolour of 1910. In his theoretical writings Kandinsky repeatedly sought the proximity of music; and just as in music, where the individual notes constitute the medium whose effect stems from harmony and euphony, Kandinsky was aiming for a pure concord of colour through the interplay of various shades. Gauguin had demanded that everything must be sacrificed to pure colors. Kandinsky was the first to realise this and thus to influence a whole range of artists
Wassily Kandinsky, 1866-1944 : the journey to abstraction by Ulrike Becks-Malorny ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the artwork of Wassily Kandinsky
Kandinsky watercolours : catalogue raisonné by Vivian Endicott Barnett ( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schoenberg, Kandinsky, and the Blue Rider ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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קנדינסקי, וסילי, 1866־1944
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