Wassily Kandinsky, 1866-1944: The Journey to Abstraction by Ulrike Becks-Malorny

Wassily Kandinsky, 1866-1944: The Journey to Abstraction by Ulrike Becks-Malorny lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Art Individual Artists section.

Köln, London, Madrid, New York, Paris & Tokyo: Taschen, 1999, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: Wassily Kandinsky was undoubtedly one of the most exciting artists of the twentieth century. He brought an equal passion and commitment to his work as a painter, a theoretician and a teacher of art. After conventional beginnings in Munich, he devoted his intellectual and artistic energies to pioneering new dimensions of expression in art. He ultimately arrived at an abstract style of painting based on the inner properties of colour and form.

Although Kandinsky may not be the first truly abstract artist, he was nevertheless the first to experiment with non-representational forms in a logical manner and to develop out of them a homogeneous style. His writings on art, including his ground-breaking work On The Spiritual in Art, have lost none of their significance, and the Compositions which caused such a furore at the first Blaue Reiter exhibition in 1911 are full of the same dazzling power and modernity today.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight.

Blue boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 199 pages. Bibliography. 12″ x 9¾”.

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