Wednesday, 16 February 2011

KANDINSKY: Book and Prints Slipcased


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Title: KANDINSKY: Book and Prints Slipcased
Author: HELMUT FRIEDEL & A. HOBERG
With 450 illustrations of which 300 are in colour, this luxury object has been exclusively created to showcase the work of Vasily Kandinsky, the founder of abstract painting. Previously unpublished photographs along with essays by leading experts provide insight into the evolution of the artist's work throughout his career. A richly illustrated in-depth biography examines his personal life and creative development. The second slim volume in this beautifully decorated slipcase is a facsimile of Kandinsky's Kleine Welten or 'Small World', an original graphic series from 1922. Between 1910 and 1914, Vasily (Wassily) Kandinsky worked on the basics of the abstract image, leading ultimately to the development of Abstract Art. He was one of the founding fathers of Der Blaue Reiter, a teacher at the Bauhaus in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin, and the author of numerous art theory writings. This opulent luxury volume presents the artist in a whole new dimension. There are never-before-released photographs and essays which touch on Kandinsky's strong relationship to music as well as his influence in the development of 20th century art. In his own words, 'A painting should resonate and be imbued with an inner glow.' These artworks truly glow from these glossy pages on a truly heavyweight volume which weighs in at 12.9 pounds, 320pp measuring 12" x 16". The folder includes facsimile of the original graphics which were individually numbered in a bound booklet of 12 facsimile artworks measuring 11" x 14". They could be detached for framing. A rare find Bibliophile has imported from a new supplier in Germany. Thank goodness for home deliveries with such a rare heavy item! May be a very slight dent to slip case and this is reflected in our price. Bag your copy now.
Published Price: £126.00
BIBLIOPHILE PRICE: £70

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