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Sounds Wassily Kandisnsky s Sounds Kl nge a volume of poems written and illustrated by the Russian artist and pioneer of abstract painting was originally published in a limited edition in Munich in A

  • Title: Sounds
  • Author: Wassily Kandinsky Elizabeth R. Napier
  • ISBN: 9780300026641
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback
  • Wassily Kandisnsky s Sounds Kl nge , a volume of poems written and illustrated by the Russian artist and pioneer of abstract painting, was originally published in a limited edition in Munich in 1912 Although it was highly regarded by such artists as Hugo Ball and Jean Arp and acclaimed by the Zurich Dadaists, it remains one of the least known of Kandinsky s major writinWassily Kandisnsky s Sounds Kl nge , a volume of poems written and illustrated by the Russian artist and pioneer of abstract painting, was originally published in a limited edition in Munich in 1912 Although it was highly regarded by such artists as Hugo Ball and Jean Arp and acclaimed by the Zurich Dadaists, it remains one of the least known of Kandinsky s major writings This is the first complete English translation of Kandinsky s text Sounds is one of the earliest, most beautiful examples of a twentieth century livre d artiste and a rare instance of a book in which text and illustrations are the work of a single artist The poems, alternately narrative and expressive in quality, are witty, simple in structure and vocabulary, and often startling in content They repeatedly treat questions of space, color, physical design, and the act of seeing in a world that offers multiple and often contradictory possibilities to the viewer The woodcuts range from early Jugendstil inspired, representational designs to vignettes that are purely abstract in form Published in the same year as his Concerning the Spiritual in Art, Sounds sheds a different but equally significant light on Kandinsky s movement toward abstraction a movement that was to exercise a profound influence on future directions in art In addition to the 38 poems and 56 woodcuts, which are arranged as in the original edition, the volume includes an introduction, the German text of the poems, and the artist s chronology.

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    1. One of my all-time favorite 'beyond-category' books. Kandinsky's synaesthetic gallery of poems and images cries out for the music to hold it all together. (He was great friends with Schoenberg.) This is a great book to read out loud while other persons are making sounds.

    2. I absolutely loved the imagery of these words. Simply in vocabulary, simple in form; complex in depth and degree. May be read in a variety of ways. Words that bring back dreams, without real logic to them- yet still so solidly relative and relational.

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