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Concerning the spiritual in art /

by Kandinsky, Wassily [author]; Sadler, M. T. H [translator].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Dover books on art history: Edition: Dover ed.Description: xxi, 57 pages, [7] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0486234118 :.Report number: 76023973Uniform titles: Über das Geistige in der Kunst. English.Subject(s): Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944 | Art | Aesthetics | Painting | Visual arts AestheticsOnline resources: Table of contents only | Publisher description | Project Gutenberg ebook
Contents:
Machine derived contents note: Translator's Introduction -- Part I. ABOUT GENERAL AESTHETIC -- I. Introduction -- II. The Movement of the Triangle -- III. Spiritual Revolution -- IV. The Pyramid -- Part II. ABOUT PAINTING -- V. The Psychological Working of Colour -- VI. The Language of Form and Colour -- VII. Theory -- VIII. Art and Artists -- IX. Conclusion.
Summary: 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.
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Translation of Über das Geistige in der Kunst.

"Unabridged republication of the English translation first published by Constable and Company Limited, London, in 1914 under the title The art of spiritual harmony."

Includes bibliographical references.

Machine derived contents note: Translator's Introduction -- Part I. ABOUT GENERAL AESTHETIC -- I. Introduction -- II. The Movement of the Triangle -- III. Spiritual Revolution -- IV. The Pyramid -- Part II. ABOUT PAINTING -- V. The Psychological Working of Colour -- VI. The Language of Form and Colour -- VII. Theory -- VIII. Art and Artists -- IX. Conclusion.

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.

Translation of Über das Geistige in der Kunst.

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