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Riassunto: Kandinsky's rich, trail-blazing work and complex personality have compelled attention ever since the controversy surrounding his first abstract paintings of 1911, when the press labelled him a "bluffer" and a "madman." In his native Russia, the Communists ostracized him as a "formalist," while the Nazis exhibited his work as "Degenerate Art." Member of the Blaue Reiter and the Bauhaus, close ally of Franz Marc and Paul Klee, Kandinsky influenced virtually the entire spectrum of modern art; but for decades much of his oeuvre languished unseen in museum depots and private hands in the former Soviet Union.
The opening up of the old USSR in 1989 brought in its wake the first-ever Kandinsky retrospective in his homeland, drawing on the untapped resources of Moscow's and St. Petersburg's museums and on many provincial and private collections. Works unseen for decades and presumed lost, and others totally unknown, were brought to light. Perceptions of Kandinsky were transformed overnight.
This is the first monograph on Kandinsky to take into account the latest findings from Russia and Eastern Europe. Many works never before reproduced, from the East and from private collections in the West, are included. Kandinsky's own words, including extracts from hitherto unpublished manuscripts, are used as commentary on his paintings: for the artist was also an excellent writer, who remains the best interpreter of his own art. The most up-to-date studies are incorporated to shed light on vehemently disputed areas of Kandinsky's life and thought-- such as the exact nature and extent of his debt to Madame Blavatsky's occultism and the influence of his ideas on his abstract aesthetic.
Abstract art as it is today is largely the product of Vasily Kandinsky's endeavors. Now, almost fifty years after his death, we at last have the chance to gain a true perspective on the breadth and profundity of this pioneer of modernist painting.
About the Author:
Jelena Hahl-Koch was, until recently, Curator at Lenbachhaus, Munich. She was co-publisher and part translator of Kandinsky's collected writings, and has published many other catalogues, commentaries, and essays on the artist and his work. She taught at the Universities of Erlangen, Bern, and Austin, Texas, and has lectured frequently on Kandinsky at Harvard, UCLA, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and other academic venues.
Casa editrice: Thames and Hudson, 1993.
Condizione libro: Very Good
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Kandinsky's trail-blazing work and complex personality have compelled attention since the controversy surrounding the appearance of his first abstract paintings in 1911. In his native Russia the Communists ostracised him as a 'Formalist', while the Nazis labelled his work 'Degenerative Art'. A member of the Blaue Reiter and the Bauhaus, a friend of Franz Marc and Paul Klee, Kandinsky influenced virtually the entire spectrum of modern art, although for decades much of his languished unseen in the former Soviet Union. This truly substantial overview of the artist takes account of recent findings from Russia and Eastern Europe and includes more than fifty works never before reproduced, along with the latest scholarship and extracts from hitherto unpublished manuscripts prepared by Kandinsky as commentary to his paintings. Codice libro della libreria 1552
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Kandinsky. Codice libro della libreria Grb0991482
Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson, London & New York 1993, 1993. 32.0 x 25.0cms, 430pp, 226 b/w & 230 colour illusts, very good+ hardback & dustwrapper This book drew on post-communist Russia's public and private resources to reappraise Kandinsky's career. The chapters are: Russia; Munich; change of instruments; period of creative genius; Moscow 1915-1921; the bauhaus years; Paris; the mystery of the last works; developments in research; what Kandinsky's contemporaries have to say. Codice libro della libreria 156570
Descrizione libro Thames and Hudson, 1993. Rilegato. Condizione libro: in ottime condizioni. English. In excellent condition. gently used., Ill. bn: b/w Illustrations, Ill. colori: Illustrated throughout in colour, Peso: 3010 gr. Codice libro della libreria 12075-FF03
Descrizione libro Thames and Hudson, 1993., London, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0500092303 Small tear to front of DJ and some scuffing to back - in our rare books collection. Codice libro della libreria Z0500092303Z3