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Stuttgart-Weißenhof, 1927: Modern architecture comes into its own

The significance of the Werkbund exhibition on “Die Wohnung” at Stuttgart-Weißenhof in 1927 is universally attested. Organized by Mies van der Rohe two years prior, it aimed to unite the various strands of modern architecture that had been developed earlier in the decade. 5,634 more words

Writings

“. . . Ah my shadow, my dear shadow. I should write a long letter to the shadow I lost. . . “ (André Breton)

I will posit without any reservations that I’m something of a surrealist. I’m not sure what the word means, but I’m pretty sure I am one. 1,489 more words

Aging

Spot a Style: De Stijl

This is one of the easiest modern styles to spot, and it has inspired the most iconic crossover between art and fashion. It’s called De Stijl, which in Dutch simply means “The Style.” 345 more words

Arts

Clarifying the Contextual Role of Abstract Art

My art took an abstracted form for several reason.

The first was an interest and relevence for graphic design philosophy and aesthetics. I opted for a graphic design-influenced visual style as this fit with my reaction and interpretation of the information uncovered, which was a sense of positivity, progressiveness, vibrancy and optimism. 501 more words

Colour Specimens

El Lissitzky, About Two Squares (1922)

This short book, intended for children of all ages, is perhaps the best-known work of El Lissitzky (1890-1941). Lissitzky was a Russian artist, architect, designer, typographer, and photographer who was active in the avant-garde movement that flourished in Soviet Russia and in Germany, until the dominance of Socialist Realism by 1930 put a stop to its revolutionary activity. 214 more words

Writings

De Stijl

De Stijl, Dutch for “Style” was a Dutch artistic movement founded in 1917 in Amsterdam. The De Stijl consisted of artists and architects. In a narrower sense, the term De Stijl is used to refer to a body of work from 1917 to 1931 founded in the Netherlands. 1,346 more words

Rietveld's Schröderhuis in Utrecht (1924)

Jean-Louis Cohen
The Future of Architecture
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The cabinetmaker Gerrit Rietveld, who had briefly made copies of Frank Lloyd Wright’s furniture for Robert van’t Hoff, was involved with De Stijl’s activities from the beginning. 321 more words

Writings