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Van Doesburg & the International Avant-Garde: Constructing a New World

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Dutch artist Theo van Doesburg (1883 - 1931) is perhaps best known as a prime mover in De Stijl, the Dutch artistic movement that demanded an extreme simplicity and abstraction in both architecture and painting. Here, for the first time, the true extent of his influence is explored, demonstrating that it reached far beyond Holland, throughout Europe, into Russia and beyond.
Inspired initially by the writings of Kandinsky on art and later by his friendship with Mondrian, van Doesburg evolved a distinctive style of abstract painting. He also experimented with and contributed to fields as diverse as film, typography, graphic design, music, and architecture.

Accompanying a major touring exhibition, this book examines van Doesburg's pivotal role in the development of modernism and his relationships with and influence upon a constellation of artists who spanned a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines. They included Jean Arp, El Lissitsky, Piet Mondrian, Láslzó Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, Gerrit Rietveld, Kurt Schwitters, and Tristan Tzara, among others, and their work is both illustrated and discussed alongside van Doesburg's.

About the Author

Gladys Fabre is an art historian and curator based in Brussels. Doris Wintgens Hötte is a curator at the Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden. Michael White is senior lecturer in the History of Art at the University of York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781854378729
Author:
Fabre, Gladys
Publisher:
Tate Publishing(UK)
Editor:
Fabre, Gladys
Editor:
Wintgens Hotte, Doris
Editor:
White, Michael
Author:
Engel, H. -J
Author:
Fabre, Gladys
Author:
Wintgens Hotte, Doris
Author:
Doris Wintgens Hotte
Author:
Dachy, Marc
Author:
Passuth, Krisztina
Author:
White, Michael
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Avant-garde (aesthetics)
Subject:
Doesburg, Theo van - Influence
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Art - Artists
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 full-color illustrations
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
10.50x8.20x1.00 in. 2.55 lbs.

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