The Phillips Collection / Kandinsky and the Harmony of Silence

We designed this art book for America’s first modern art museum in association with Yale University Press.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Kandinsky and the Harmony of Silence is a 136-page art book that builds on the growing body of scholarship regarding the modernist painter’s work while taking focus on a single masterpiece, Painting with White Border, 1913. The white border device illustrates an important aesthetic shift, in which the border lifts the composition into a three-dimensional swirling vortex of color and space.  

Kandinsky | The Harmony of Silence | Painting with White Border

Kandinsky | The Harmony of Silence | Painting with White Border

Kandinsky | The Harmony of Silence | Painting with White Border

Kandinsky | The Harmony of Silence | Painting with White Border

Kandinsky | The Harmony of Silence | Painting with White Border

Kandinsky | The Harmony of Silence | Painting with White Border

Kandinsky | The Harmony of Silence | Painting with White Border

Kandinsky | The Harmony of Silence | Painting with White Border

Kandinsky | The Harmony of Silence | Painting with White Border

Kandinsky | The Harmony of Silence | Painting with White Border