Kazimir Malevich

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  • Copyright: 2003-06-01
  • Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc
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In 1915, Kazimir Malevich changed the future of modern art when his experiments in painting led the Russian avant-garde into pure abstraction. He called his innovation Suprematism--an art of pure geometric form meant to be universally comprehensible regardless of cultural or ethnic origin. His Suprematist masterpiece, White Square on White(1920-27), continues to inspire artists throughout the world. Focused exclusively on this defining moment in Malevich's career, Kazimir Malevich: Suprematismfeatures nearly 120 paintings, drawings and objects, among them several recently discovered masterworks. In addition, the book includes previously unpublished letters, essays and diaries, along with essays by international scholars, who shed new light on this popular figure and his devotion to the spiritual in art.

Table of Contents

Preface 8(2)
Thomas Krens
James T. Demetrion
Acknowledgments 10(6)
Matthew Drutt
Kazimir Malevich: Suprematism
Matthew Drutt
Malevich, Painting, and Writing: On the Development of a Suprematist Philosophy
Jean-Claude Marcade
The Supremus ``Laboratory House'': Reconstructing the Journal
Nina Gurianova
The Optimism of a Nonobjectivist
Vasilii Rakitin
The Suprematist Column---A Monument to Nonobjective Art
Tatiana Mikhienko
Malevich's Suprematism and Religion
Yevgenia Petrova
Plates 96(142)
Letters and Documents 238(14)
Exhibitions 252(14)
Index of Reproductions 266

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