Et tu, Bertus?
- You've probably heard of Gerrit Rietveld's Schröder House, but did you know that he designed over 200 buildings in the Netherlands?
This is an exhibition of 75 works by ten American and European artists relating to travel and the city of Amsterdam. Focusing on Conceptual art practices between 1960 and 1976, the show includes the work of Bas Jan Ader, Stanley Brouwn, Hanne Darboven, Jan Dibbets, Ger van Elk, Sol LeWitt, Charlotte Posenenske, Allen Ruppersberg, Lawrence Weiner, and Gilbert & George. Many of the works included in the exhibition were shown in the Dutch city shortly after their creation, and are presented for the first time in the United States.
This exhibition is centered around Dutch architect and designer Gerrit Th. Rietveld (1888-1964), most known for his Red-Blue Chair and the Schroeder House. Focusing attention on Rietveld's persona and his manner of working, the exhibition compares his work with famous contemporaries like Wright, Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. Rietveld's creative genius is set in a new light and a new image of his contribution to 20th century architecture and design is presented. The exhibition is a collaboration with the Netherlands Architecture Institute.
- In 2014, many design and manufacturing greats are celebrating significant milestones. We take a look at some of their most popular designs.
- 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.
- The World Architecture Festival, taking place October 1-3, 2014, in Singapore, recently announced the shortlist for its awards program.
The Buckle Chair in antiqued chestnut by Restoration Hardware has just the right balance of rich warm leather and clean lines making it a beautiful piece for accomplishing that vintage modern look.
- I just came across the trailer for My Playground, a most unusual documentary about architecture by director Kaspar Astrup Schröder.