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Kandinsky, Wassily 1866-1944

Works: 2,599 works in 6,083 publications in 24 languages and 74,882 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Records and correspondence  History  Sources  Poetry  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Librettist, Artist, Honoree, Creator, Other, Dedicatee, Contributor, Engraver, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, zxx, Collector, Correspondent, Commentator, Recipient
Classifications: ND699.K3, 759.7
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Concerning the spiritual in art by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )
382 editions published between 1911 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 3,652 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
Point and line to plane by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )
271 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 1,842 libraries worldwide
Alla base del libro sono i corsi che Kandinsky teneva dal 1922 al Bauhaus. In essi egli mirava soprattutto a individuare la natura e le proprietà degli elementi fondamentali della forma, perciò innanzitutto del punto, della linea e della superficie. Con estremo radicalismo Kandinsky dichiarava allora di voler fondare una scienza dell'arte: nel corso ulteriore delle ricerche i problemi avrebbero dovuto esser risolti matematicamente, e su questa strada si sarebbe mossa tutta l'arte futura. Per questo suo assunto e per le scoperte che per la prima volta vi sono esposte, Punto, linea, superficie ebbe un'influenza determinante in diversi campi, basti pensare alla grafica. Ma ciò che oggi colpisce nel libro è innanzitutto l'abbozzo di una metafisica della forma, ben più che il progetto di una scienza esatta. Per Kandinsky la forma, in ogni sua specie - naturale e artificiale -, è manifestazione significante di una realtà, è tensione di forze, e solo in rapporto al suo sottofondo invisibile può essere compresa. È chiaro che, con ciò, viene abbandonato irrimediabilmente il recinto dell'estetica: si entra invece in un regno diverso, dove ogni forma diventa un essere vivente - e in questo regno Kandinsky ci introduce come un rabdomante, che rintraccia e traduce continuamente l'uno nell'altro, con la sua inquietante sensibilità eidetica, segni sonori, grafici, cromatici
The Blaue Reiter almanac by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )
32 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
Wassily Kandinsky : life and work by Will Grohmann( Book )
7 editions published between 1958 and 1961 in German and English and held by 1,034 libraries worldwide
Kandinsky, complete writings on art by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )
16 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 963 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"--Page 4 of cover
Vasily Kandinsky : a colorful life : the collection of the Lenbachhaus, Munich by Vivian Endicott Barnett( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 761 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 by Jelena Hahl-Fontaine( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in 5 languages and held by 693 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
Arnold Schoenberg, Wassily Kandinsky : letters, pictures, and documents by Arnold Schoenberg( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
Kandinsky at the Guggenheim by Vivian Endicott Barnett( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 689 libraries worldwide
Studie over het werk van de Russische kunstenaar Vasilij Vasil'evic̆ Kandinskij (1866-1944) in het New Yorkse museum
Kandinsky and Old Russia : the artist as ethnographer and shaman by Peg Weiss( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 680 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
Kandinsky compositions by Magdalena Dabrowski( Book )
9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 654 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 )
13 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
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Kandinsky by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and French and held by 569 libraries worldwide
This volume presents abstract Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944). It reproduces scores of recently rediscovered paintings that had languished for decades in Soviet museums and in private collections. The author provides new details on Kandinsky's life and art, discussing his little-known experimental stage plays which strove for a synthesis of all the arts, and his friendships with Paul Klee, Arnold Schonberg and composer Thomas von Hartmann, who introduced the artist to Sufism, the mystical offshoot of Islam. Most chapters include excerpts from Kandinsky's newspaper articles, essays and unpublished letters, creating the impression of a tolerant nonconformist who saw art as inseparably linked with the higher laws of the cosmos. The reproductions provide an exciting glimpse of Kandinsky's leap into abstraction after his early absorption of folk and religious art, fauvism and neo-impressionism
Kandinsky : watercolours and other works on paper by Frank Whitford( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 505 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."--Jacket
Kandinsky by François Le Targat( Book )
27 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in 7 languages and held by 486 libraries worldwide
In full color, a substantial selection of paintings, drawings and designs
Der Blaue Reiter by Wassily Kandinsky( Book )
49 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 440 libraries worldwide
Wassily Kandinsky, 1866-1944 : a revolution in painting by Hajo Düchting( Book )
19 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 394 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
Kandinsky a film ( visu )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
Paintings at a major retrospective at the Paris Centre Pompidou highlight the work of Kandinsky, who painted the first totally abstract painting
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 372 libraries worldwide
Discusses the artwork of Wassily Kandinsky
Kandinsky by Arturo Bovi( Book )
4 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 libraries worldwide
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