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The Art Theory of Wassily Kandinsky, 1909-1928 - The Quest for Synthesis

by Chris Short
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Chris Short The Art Theory of Wassily Kandinsky, 1909-1928 - The Quest for Synthesis
Chris Short - The Art Theory of Wassily Kandinsky, 1909-1928 - The Quest for Synthesis

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Description

Kandinsky’s theory of art has usually been treated as little more than a guide to help our understanding of his paintings. In contrast, this book attends primarily to the artist’s writings on art; thus his art theory is treated on its own terms. Drawing on the diverse literature that has been written on Kandinsky’s art and theory, the author demonstrates that while many different perspectives on his work have been identified, none holds the ‘key’ to that work. Instead, the book shows Kandinsky’s method in his writings to be highly eclectic, resulting in an exciting and challenging variety of content (a description that also applies, as a postscript to the book shows, to his method in painting). Kandinsky, however, transcended this diversity and consistently sought evidence of the unity of all things: something that would be realised through his understanding of the term ‘synthesis’. The book follows Kandinsky’s fascinating attempts to establish synthesis (not only in art but also in other disciplines including science, mathematics, law and politics) in his key theoretical publications: On the Spiritual in Art (1911) and Point and Line to Plane (1926). The result is a new and innovative understanding of both Kandinsky’s art theory and his art.

Contributors

Author:
Chris Short

Further information

Illustrations Note:
16 coloured and 27 b/w ill.
Media Type:
Buch
Publisher:
Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Biography Artist:
The Author: Christopher Short is a Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory at Cardiff School of Art and Design. He was a postgraduate student at the University of Essex in the early 1990s, where he completed an M.A. on the work of Wassily Kandinsky, and a Ph.D. on the relationship of the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche to German Expressionist art.
Language:
Englisch
Number of Pages:
241

Master Data

Product Type:
Paperback book
Release date:
17 December 2009
Package Dimensions:
0.224 x 0.15 x 0.018 m; 0.386 kg
GTIN:
09783039113996
DUIN:
CSK9RE3VUG1
Manufacturer Part Number:
43
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