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Concerning the spiritual in art

Author: Wassily Kandinsky; Michael Sadleir
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1977.
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wassily Kandinsky; Michael Sadleir
ISBN: 0486234118 9780486234113
OCLC Number: 3042682
Language Note: Translation of Über das Geistige in der Kunst.
Notes: Translation of Über das Geistige in der Kunst.
"Unabridged republication of the English translation first published by Constable and Company Limited, London, in 1914 under the title The art of spiritual harmony."
Description: xxi, 57 p., [7] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: PART I. About general aesthetics. Introduction ; The movement of the triangle ; Spiritual revolution ; The pyramid --
PART II. About painting. The psychological working of colour ; The language of form and colour ; Theory ; Art and artists ; Conclusion.
Other Titles: Über das Geistige in der Kunst.
Responsibility: Wassily Kandinsky ; translated and with an introduction by M. T. H. Sadler.
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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.

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