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Summary

Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian-born artist, was one of the first creators of pure abstraction in modern painting. His forms evolved from fluid and organic, to geometric, and finally to pictographic. Kandinsky was also an accomplished musician and believed in the concept that color and musical harmony are linked. He even claimed that when he saw color he heard music. Listen to this abridged audio of his insightful writing.

©2018 Wassily Kandinsky (P)2018 AB Books

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Beautiful words to grow with

Loved it, narrated with elegance. This work of art by Kandinsky is one of my formative books on art practice in the present. I look forward to putting into practice some points of interest and hope to discover more insight through Kandinsky book 'point and line to plane'

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Insightful.

I listen to this short book often.
It is there to remind me to do what I do for the right reasons.

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way too abridged

this version is far too abridged and it's unclear why it was done this way. it misses most of Kandinsky's practical and useful ideas.
I don't recommend it.

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  • Bill Gallagher
  • 06-04-21

Bad Version! Robot Reading and Missing Content

As noted, this book is hard to listen to and not complete. I paid less than $1 for it--and was too much. Get the other audio version of this classic.

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  • james scott
  • 08-03-21

Great artist mostly nonsensical writing

This is short, that’s the best thing to be said about it, it’s interesting in a historical sense but not much here as far as seeing or thinking for an artist.

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  • Jimmy L
  • 04-10-20

Not the entire book, waste

It only goes up until chapter 4 out of 9 chapters. Don't bother. s d

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  • erinkh
  • 15-05-19

meh

An interesting piece of historical perspective on art during the turn of the century. The narrator for this version is a bit over-the-top (A LOT of unnecessary inflection) and mispronounces the names of some historical figures such as German composer Richard Wagner (saying wag-ner, instead of vag-ner). Just okay overall. Don't take this text at face value guys, art has changed a lot, as has society.

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  • Ondine
  • 23-02-19

Ruined by bizarre human/robot hybrid narration

The narrator's odd elocutions and bizarre tone of voice fall into that "uncanny valley" between human and not quite fully human, and the result is profoundly unsettling: it actually turned my stomach at one point, and I had to abruptly stop it. No doubt Wassily Kandinsky has something worthwhile to impart, but I'm not going to learn anything about it here.

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