Essays, Criticism, and Biographies

The Blaue Reiter Almanac

edited by Wassily Kandinsky, edited by Franz Marc

The Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider) art movement was founded in 1911 by the young painters Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc, and remained active in Europe until 1914. Originally published in Munich in 1912 and edited by Kandinsky and Marc, The Blaue Reiter Almanac presented the movement’s synthesis of international culture to the European avant-garde at large. In both the selection of essays and its innovative interplay of word and image, the Almanac remains one of our most critically important works on the artistic theory and culture of the 20th century.

Editorial Reviews
“Remains unique among European writings on art; no other country produced a comparable work capturing the excitement and tension of the years before World War I” (Will Grohmann).