De Stijl: 1917–1931 Visions of Utopia (Walker Art Center, 1982, 4th printing) is a comprehensive monograph of the diverse and influential Dutch art and design movement. The book contains contributions by Hans L.C. Jaffé, Manfred Bock, Kees Broos, Martin Filler, Kenneth Frampton, Martin Friedman, Ger Harmsen, Joop Joosten, Rudolf W.D. Ocenaar, Sergio Polano, Nancy J. Troy, Robert P. Welsh, and Mildred Friedman.
Modern art, modern architecture and modern design all look as they do in part because of De Stijl, the brilliant international art movement entered in Holland between 1917 and 1931. Boing beyond Cubism to total abstraction, painter Piet Mondrian, designer Gerrit Rietveld, painter/architect/writer Theo van Doesburg and other De Stijl artists created a unique new visual vocabulary. With deceptively simple planes of pure colour – usually red, yellow, blue, black, gray and white – they produced works of astonishing variety and remarkable eloquence, which have ahda a lasting impact on 20th-century sensibilities.
– De Stijl: 1917–1931 Visions of Utopia (Walker Art Center, 1982)
The text is in English and the rich illustration consists of photographs, drawings, sketches and other visual material.
The copy in our stock is the 4th printing and it is in good condition. The pages are clean, and the binding is fine. There is some age-related yellowing on the edges of the pages. The dust jacket is fine except for some minor signs of shelf wear and use. There is an old price sticker on the back cover.