Kandinsky in Munich
Vintage paperback coffee table book featuring the work of artist Vasily Kandinsky from 1896 to 1914. By The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, published in 1982. First edition, 312 pages.
"To appreciate so powerful an artist as Kandinsky, so sensitive a respondent to the contradictory pressures of Munich's vital cultural environment, one needs more than the texts that are his works. Conversely, to appreciate historically the full affective and intellectual reality that was Munich culture before 1914, one needs the formed feeling that only a great artist can provide. Kandinsky in Munich, therefore, aims to join together the aesthetic and historical modes of understanding and of exhibiting, to present text and context, the artist's work and his cultural environment, in reciprocal illumination."