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Wassily Kandinsky: 1866-1944 a Revolution in Painting (Basic Art) [Paperback]

By Hajo Duchting (Editor)
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One of the first and most famous abstract painters, Wassily Kandinsky created a form in which color and shape have a life of their own. Find out how this complex Russian artist established a truly abstract art. The DK ArtBook series presents both the life and works of each artist within the cultural, social, and political context of their time. To make the books easy to consult, they are divided into three areas -- the life and works of the artist, historical and cultural background, and analysis of major works -- which are identifiable by side bands. Each spread focuses on a specific theme, with an introductory text and several annotated illustrations. Few art history texts contain such abundance of full-color illustrations. The index section is also illustrated and gives background information on key figures and the location of the artist's works.

Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian-born painter, became one of the founders of 20th-century abstract art, ultimately moving toward the geometric forms for which he is best known. Some of the more beautiful works included in this title are Several Circles (1926), Hard But Soft (1927), and Graceful Ascent (1934). Readers looking for a good introduction to the works of Kandinsky will be delighted with this volume.

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Pages   95
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 7.25" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 1999
Publisher   Taschen
ISBN  3822859826  
ISBN13  9783822859827  

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More About Hajo Duchting

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! HAJO D??CHTING is an art historian and author of numerous books, including Wassily Kandinsky and Pablo Picasso in the Living Art series and Paul Klee: Painting Music (all by Prestel).

Hajo Duchting currently resides in Munich.

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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > General
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > Regional > European
3Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art Instruction & Reference > General
4Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Artists, A-Z > ( J-L ) > Kandinsky, Wassily
5Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Artists, A-Z > General

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The Book is Worth It!  Nov 13, 2001
This book has excellent images on Kandinsky's work beginning with his representational early works to his abstract later works. The color quality of the prints are good and the information is readable - to the point and not overwhelming like many art books can be. I only wish this book was bigger with more examples of his work. ...A good resource for art educators.
The Master On Display  Sep 3, 2001
The word "visionary" is so often overused, but Wassily Kandinsky truly was one. Pick up this book and find out why!
Must buy for any modern art lover  May 23, 2000
This book in few pages can describe Kandinsky so well. The style of Kandisky which reflected the developments and strides physics took in first 2 decades of century is shown in his love of planes and geometry.

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