Now available in a new format, this opulent book presents Vasily Kandinsky s major paintings from all phases of his artistic career and celebrates the artist and his groundbreaking work. This generously illustrated volume displays Vasily Kandinsky s brilliant use of color, shape, and composition through approximately 250 full-color illustrations. Essays by the world s leading Kandinsky experts focus on the evolution of his work throughout all periods of his career: his exploration of his Russian roots and his emigration to Munich; his attraction to the Art Nouveau and fauvist movements; the formation of the Blue Rider group; the influence of music on his painting; his years at the Bauhaus; and his late work in Paris. The book s design allows for a thorough examination of Kandinsky s most important works in all their extraordinary detail. Accessible, impeccably researched, and wide-ranging, this important volume offers an indispensable overview of the artist s seminal works and a tribute to the beauty and power of Kandinsky s vision.