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Stijl (Picturebacks) [Hardcover]

Paul Overy


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Sep 1969 Picturebacks
De Stijl ("The Style") was the name given to the work of the architects, designers and artists associated with the magazine of the same title edited by Theo van Doesburg and founded in Holland in 1917. De Stijl was international in its outlook: in contact with the Bauhaus and the Russian Constructivists, it helped create the ideology and formal language of modernism. This survey illuminates the works of Mondrian and the architecture and designs of Oud, Wils, Huszar and Rietveld, all of whom aimed to create an objective art concerned with universal values, expressed in primary geometric forms and pure colors. 157 illus., 17 in color.
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De Stijl ('The Style') was the name given to the work of the architects, designers and artists associated with the magazine of the same name edited by Theo van Doesburg and founded in Holland in 1917. De Stijl was international in its outlook: in contact with the Bauhaus and the Russian Constructivists, it helped to create the ideology and formal language of modernism. Mondrian is De Stijl's best known artist, while Oud, Wils, Huszar and Rietveld were its major architects and designers. Their aim was an objective art concerned with universal values, expressed in primary geometric forms and pure colours. Now De Stijl is reassessed by Paul Overy in the light of Post-modernist debates and recently available documentary material. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Great pictures, but not great writing 28 May 2008
By Jesse M. Ray - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is one of the very first book I bought on De Stijl, and I have bought many since and I am trying to review all the ones I have bought on Amazon so far.

I would really not recommend this particular book, however, unless you are a college professor. I have a college degree in English, and I could hardly understand a single point the author was trying to make. His text was bloated on "scholarly" vocabulary (or jargon). It seemed to ramble around and around, trying to make some point about De Stijl in the context of Dutch history, but I really don't think I ever got what the point was.

This is also a small book, so don't expect the pictures to be particularly large.

If you want a quick, interesting look at De Stijl, this is not your book. If you want great pictures of De Stijl classics, this is not your book.

I really expected more from a Thames and Hudson book (I have others published by them, and they are wonderful). But, this one was a miss.
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