The Story of De Stijl
The threads of turn-of-the-20th century radicalism in the arts and design have by now pretty much been woven into one broad yarn: capital-M Modernism. But the new book The Story of De Stijl: Mondrian to Van Doesburg by Jans Janssen and Michael White offers a studied look at one of those threads, and ultimately argues that the Dutch art, design, and furniture of De Stijl—like Dadism in Switzerland, Futurism in Italy, the Viennese Secession, other national modern movements—is more strange, and thorny than the going narrative suggests. In a compelling trek through the key figures, manifestos, and designs, The Story of De Stijl offers a richly illustrated vision of what animated a coterie of thinkers, makers, and artists in the teens, 20s, and 30s in Holland. The book is out from Abrams in early December for $45, but have a look at our sneak peek at an excellent present for the design lover on your list.
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- This week's Out and About column features three new show openings and one closing. Can't make it to the exhibits? View our slideshow of selected images from the shows and read more below.
- This weekend we bring you 11 exhibitions and events spanning London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Kuala Lumpur. Got another one for us? Add it to the list.
- Opening March 18 at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, "Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay" will feature the work of Delaunay, a French painter and…
- Architect Louis Kahn is the subject of a new exhibition opening September 8 at the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) in Rotterdam.
- Kaan Architecten has been awarded 2013 a Benelux Aluminum Award for sustainable renovation in the non-residential buildings category for its painstaking refurbishment of a building in central…
In partnership with AIR, the architecture centre in Rotterdam, the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) is organizing five lectures on the theme ‘Making City’.
‘How do we make city?’ That is the central question of the 5th IABR. It is also a call to everyone—governments, policy-makers, politicians, designers and the public—to set to work on the city with enthusiasm. Participants from over 35 cities around the world will gather in Rotterdam in April 2012 at the invitation of the IABR. Together with projects initiated by the IABR, their plans and projects will feature in the main exhibition Making City at the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI).
In the run-up to that event, representatives of the cities will meet one another this autumn in Rotterdam during closed ‘Urban Meetings’. On the evening before each Urban Meeting the IABR, in partnership with AIR, will hold a public lecture in the Dépendance, Schieblock, Rotterdam.
- People often introduce Bertus Mulder by talking about his extraordinary pedigree.
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