HELMUT FRIEDEL is an art historian and Kandinsky expert. He was Director of the Lenbachhaus in Munich from 1990 until 2013. He has published numerous books on art, including Gerhard Richter: Red, Yellow, Blue; Franz Marc: The Retrospective; and Kandinsky - Absolute. Abstract (all by Prestel). ANNEGRET HOBERG is Curator at the Lenbachhaus in Munich and responsible for the Blauer Reiter section and the Kubin archive. She is editor of numerous publications, such as Alfred Kubin and Kandinsky - Absolute. Abstract (both by Prestel).
"He was the magical artist who heard color and saw sound and was one of the most important and influential artists of his time. Modernism would not have happened in the way it did without him. This new book displays Kandinsky's brilliant use of color and form through some 250 illustration. The book's essays focus on the evolution of his work as he moved from Russia to Munich, his involvement with other artists, and the formation of the important Blue Rider group, his years at the Bauhaus in Berlin, and his late work in Paris." -Art of the Times