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Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter : letters and reminiscences, 1902-1914

Author: Annegret Hoberg. M�unter, Gabriele, ; Wassily Kandinsky; Annegret Hoberg; Gabriele Münter
Publisher: Munich ; New York : Prestel ; New York : Distributed in the USA and Canada by the Neues Pub. Co., 1994.
Series: Pegasus library
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ill-starred love affair between Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Munter is one of the most intriguing episodes in the history of twentieth-century art - a story of happiness and pain, trust and betrayal, idyllic harmony and bitter conflict, set against the backdrop of the revolutionary upheavals that attended the birth of Modernism. Living and working together in Munich and in the Bavarian countryside, Kandinsky
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
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Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944.
Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter.
Munich ; New York : Prestel ; New York : Distributed in the USA and Canada by the Neues Pub. Co., 1994
(OCoLC)621663519
Named Person: Wassily Kandinsky; Gabriele Münter; Wassily Kandinsky; Gabriele Münter
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annegret Hoberg. M�unter, Gabriele, ; Wassily Kandinsky; Annegret Hoberg; Gabriele Münter
ISBN: 3791313746 9783791313740 3791325965 9783791325965
OCLC Number: 30715950
Notes: "Translation from the German by Ian Robson"--Title page verso.
Description: 159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Art and Love: Kandinsky und Munter in Murnau and Kochel --
Prologue : Kochel 1902 --
Murnau and Kochel: 1908-9 --
Murnau, Moscow and Munich: 1910 --
Murnau, Berlin and Bonn: 1911 --
Tension and Separation: 1912-14.
Series Title: Pegasus library
Other Titles: Kandinsky und Gabriele Münter.
Responsibility: Annegret Hoberg.

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The ill-starred love affair between Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Munter is one of the most intriguing episodes in the history of twentieth-century art - a story of happiness and pain, trust and betrayal, idyllic harmony and bitter conflict, set against the backdrop of the revolutionary upheavals that attended the birth of Modernism. Living and working together in Munich and in the Bavarian countryside, Kandinsky and Munter jointly became the moving spirits of the Blue Rider school, which pioneered the epochal turn from figurative painting to abstraction. This book traces the development of the couple's personal and artistic relationship from its beginnings in 1902 to the key moment in 1914 when Kandinsky fled Germany and returned to his native Russia, before finally abandoning Munter in 1917.

The fascinating and often moving story of their life together - and of the underlying tensions that eventually drove them apart - is told in letters (some of which are published here for the first time), in diary extracts and memoirs, and in superb reproductions of their finest paintings and sketches.

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