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De Stijl and Dutch Modernism

by Michael White

Part of the Critical Perspectives in Art History Series

De Stijl and Dutch Modernism Synopsis

De Stijl was the title of a magazine founded in the Netherlands in 1917 and is now used to identify the abstract art and functional architecture of its major contributors: Mondrian, Van Doesburg, Van der Leck, Oud, Wils and Rietveld. This book is the first to emphasize the local context of De Stijl and explore its relationship to the distinctive character of Dutch modernism. Examines the connection between debates concerning abstraction in painting and spatiality in architecture and contemporary developments in the fields of urban planning, advertising, interior design and exhibition design. Describes the interaction between the world of mass culture and the fine arts. -- .

De Stijl and Dutch Modernism Press Reviews

This stimulating and original book represents a significant contribution to the scholarship on De Stijl. In elucidating theoretical complexities of the different positions adopted by the various artists and architects, Dr. White overturns many dearly and long held assumptions about the movement and throws new light on its history. --Martin Hammer, University of Edinburgh

Book Information

ISBN: 9780719061622
Publication date: 10th July 2003
Author: Michael White
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Theory of architecture, Cultural studies,

About Michael White

Michael White is Lecturer in History of Art at the University of York -- .

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