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The Ideal as Art: de Stijl, 1917-1931

Warncke, Carsten-Peter

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ISBN 10: 3822876232 / ISBN 13: 9783822876237
Published by Taschen, Köln, 1998
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Dust Jacke Condition: As New. 216 pp, 1. De Stijl; 2. The Universal Language; 3. Overcoming Form; 4. The Ideal as Art; 5. Ideals in Practice; 6. ".Creative Internationalism."; notes, literature, biographical notes, reproduction credits with color and b&w illustrations throughout. First Edition, 1998. "As happened so frequently at the beginning of Modernism, a common style emerged among different artists through their contributions to an art journal. Under Theo von Doesburg as editor-in- chief, De Stijl magazine attracted Dutch, Belgian and German artists, such as the painters Mondrian and Vantongerloo, the archtitect and interior designer Rietveld and the architects van 't Hoff and Oud. De Stijl also had contact and exchanged ideas with the Bauhaus in Weimar, where van Doesburg taught for a while. Intent on developing a totally new vocabulary of form and rather than depicting a certain subject, they aimed at communicating with the viewer through the manifold and subtle variation of a few elementary compositional principles, such as horizontal versus vertical, small versus large, light versus dark and the three primary coulours, all which stir up and sharpen our ability to perceive the nuances of simple visual phenomena." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Deep blue boards with white lettering to front board and spine. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 002353

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Title: The Ideal as Art: de Stijl, 1917-1931

Publisher: Taschen, Köln

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

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