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The Rietveld Schroder House: Mulder, Bertus; Zijl, Ida van

The Rietveld Schroder House

Mulder, Bertus; Zijl, Ida van

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ISBN 10: 1568982127 / ISBN 13: 9781568982120
Published by Princeton Architectural Press, 1999
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Unmarked. Large French Flaps. 48p. Small scratch on cover. Illustrated throughout. Schroder House, built in 1924 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, is the first and perhaps the most famous structure designed by revered de Stijl architect Gerrit Rietveld. Covers the design, the construction, the interior, practical functioning, and the relevance of the house today. Bookseller Inventory # 24886

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Title: The Rietveld Schroder House

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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Schroder House, built in 1924 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, is the first and perhaps the most famous structure designed by revered de Stijl architect Gerrit Rietveld. A pilgrimage site for architects and historians, this small townhouse is considered the first truly modern residence. Its revolutionary open-plan layout provided an alternative to confining small rooms, its strip windows broke down the barrier between inside and outside, and its primary color scheme and shifting wall planes were symbols of its rupture with tradition. This title on the building's history presents a wealth of new information, including new photographs showing details uncovered in the recent restoration, archival images from when the house was built, and floor plans of each level of the house. It also contains material from the extensive archive amassed by the client, as well as information provided by Bertus Mulder, Rietveld's assistant at the time the house was built.

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Ida van Zijl is the assistant director of Utrecht's Centraal Museum, which oversees the Schroder House. Bertus Mulder is Rietveldos former assistant who in 1975 oversaw the complete restoration of the exterior of the Schroder house.

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